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one-track mind

one-track mind English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 11 2019

Themes: Hobbies, School, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“When you have a one-track mind, it means that you only follow one thing.”

—Ebaby!’s Andy, speaking about focusing on only one thing

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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focusing only on one thing; unable to think about anything else

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Andy is getting ready to ride a train, and the train track reminded him of the expression one-track mind. Just like a train can only go in one direction on its track, a person with a one-track mind can only think about one thing (or at least, it feels that way).

Having a one-track mind can be helpful sometimes because it means a person can focus really well. But it can be bad if a person needs to be flexible and do many different things. Do you have a one-track mind? How do you focus on your projects?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Mike has a one-track mind. He only thinks about video games.”

“I need to find a way to break away from my one-track mind.”

“Having a one-track mind helps my dad to focus on his work.”


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