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in the zone

in the zone

Date: Aug 21 2008

Themes: Pop Culture, Sports

引語

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

“I’m so in the zone when I’m playing a match that I never drink and I never want to eat anything.”

- Tennis star Maria Sharapova on why her coach is holding a banana. (David Letterman)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

very focused, succeeding at a task

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

If you’re truly focused on a task, you can only think of that task. You enter a place where only you and it exist. You’re in the zone.

The only way Maria Sharapova can win tournaments like Wimbledon and the US Open is by getting in the zone. She is so focused on winning the match that she forgets to eat and drink. So her coach can often be seen showing her a banana to remind her to eat.

The word zone means place. Odds are you live in a residential zone and work in a commercial zone. In American football, the goal at the end of the field is called the end zone.

But the zone is a place of great focus and, usually, success. If your friends want you to stop playing a video game and go out with them, but you don’t want to because you’re doing so well at the game, you can say, “Leave me alone, guys. I’m in the zone.” Or if it’s late and all the homework you have to do is done, you might keep going if you’re in the zone and work ahead.

What do you do to get in the zone?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I don’t mind driving long distances. I just get in the zone.”

“If you just get in the zone, a day of work here passes very quickly.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Juliny to be at one's best, to be in good form
作者 Juliny
VanessaBR To be so involved in something you are doing
作者 VanessaBR
paty_lucu focuss with that thing
作者 paty_lucu
dearpesar under focus
作者 dearpesar

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Catryneczka

Poland

nice phrase :)


06:49 PM Oct 21 2014 |

krhistyna

Mexico

have u ever heard ZOE ? oh gosh when i listen to them im in the zone

03:49 AM Sep 18 2010 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

great slang, I in the zone now

05:36 PM Dec 20 2008 |

addud

addud

Indonesia

cool slang, i am always in the zone when i am listening to the music….

06:00 AM Dec 07 2008 |

lyw_hb

China

very good!

03:34 AM Nov 23 2008 |

Englearn

Englearn

India

Cool slang ^^ I’m in the zone ever more when i play guitar.

02:37 PM Nov 22 2008 |

weifox

weifox

Taiwan

Nice slang. but i am not usually getting in the zone. sometimes i just do a couple of things at the same time.

05:56 AM Aug 27 2008 |

mim_dica

mim_dica

India

dont try to disturbe me iam in the zone

12:06 PM Aug 24 2008 |

sugarszd168@126.com

China

to put your full attention in sth.

12:28 AM Aug 24 2008 |

babypopi

babypopi

Ghana

i always to get in the zone with my education

06:56 AM Aug 23 2008 |

Jeff456

Jeff456

Taiwan

When I’m studying, I always in the zone:)

03:26 AM Aug 23 2008 |

moonchild1312

Germany

Thanks for that! I think, I will use it quite often.

02:57 PM Aug 22 2008 |

iz

Malaysia

i will use it

04:04 AM Aug 22 2008 |

samjj

samjj

Malaysia

You are in the zone when you are working to achieving a worthwhile goal

11:56 PM Aug 21 2008 |

swallow_

swallow_

Ukraine

These words suits so well if you would like to mention about your the most peak moments of own feeling and achievements

07:36 PM Aug 21 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

nice slang! i always get in the zone when i am in the water surfing!

01:51 PM Aug 21 2008 |

黄飞

China

get engaged in doing sth or put your heart into sth

02:30 AM Aug 21 2008 |

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