Questions about the Video File:
- Why areas do people think of when it comes to creativity?
- Why is it important to cultivate creativity?
- How does he define creativity?
- What is the first tool he introduces to enhance creativity?
- How can one use sleep to be more creative?
- What is randomness technique?
- What can you use a knife for? Think of as many possible ways?
- Do you consider creativity a luxury or a must in your life?
- What's creativity? Do you consider yourself creative?
- What's the last creative thing you have done?
- Does your job/major at University/school include creativity?
- Do you believe that children are more creative than adults? If yes, why is it so?
- Does the educational system in your country persuade creativity? How?
- Do you think you can learn to be creative or is it something instinctive?
- Are you attracted to creative people or creative works of art or do you prefer the classic art?
- Have you ever invented a game?
- Do you invent new recipes or you just stick to the cook book?
Related idioms or expressions:
To have mind of your own: to have your own opinion and not being influenced by others
- It’s better not to seek any advice, have mind of your own and come up with your own solution.
Think outside the box: be creative and try to think of new solutions rather than the standard ones
- Regarding the competitive market, you have to think out of the box to succeed.
- “ Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” Edward de Bono
- “Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it.” Elizabeth Gilbert
- “Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way.” Twyla Tharp
Related Words and Phrases:
amplify (v) to give a fuller explanation of a point you have already mentioned in a discussion
- To amplify his point, he told us a true story about his own experiences.
reputation (n) the general opinion people have formed in their minds about a particular thing based on past experiences or information about it
- The manager had a reputation for being strict and aggressive.
Myth (n) an idea believed by many people which is likely not to be true
- People who are less exposed to information are more likely to accept myths.
Resilient (adj) have the ability to regain success and prosperity especially after a hard time
- Being resilient, she could get over her company’s bankruptcy and start from the scratch to build her new empire.
Fundamental (adj) basic; most important
- Honesty is a fundamental quality in a relationship.
Radically (adv): if something has radically changed, it has changed a lot.
- When I saw her only after a year, I didn’t recognize her, because her appearance had changed radically.
Concept (n) idea
- Only 50 years ago mobile phones were just a concept.
conceptual (adj): based on or related to an idea
- The most important step in an invention is the conceptual analysis.
Novel (adj) not similar to anything before
- He had the novel Idea of holding the fund raiser right on Thanks Giving day to tap on people’s emotions.
consensus (n) if something is consensus everybody agrees on that
- It is consensus that children are more creative than adults.
Learning curve (n) the pace at which someone learns a subject
- A closer look at her learning curve reflected her underdeveloped mental capacity.
Associative (adj) linking two mainly different things in your mind
- Associative learning focuses on linking what you already know to the things you want to learn.
Constraint (n) limitation
- Your own thoughts put constraint on your creativity.
Far-fetched (adj) not very possible to be true
- The idea of time traveling still sounds far-fetched.
Have a good/bad reputation: if you have a good/bad reputation you are known for that quality
- She had a bad reputation for being unpunctual.
A key to success: a very important factor in becoming successful
- It might sound cliché but hard work is definitely a key to success.
Well accepted: if something or someone is well accepted, the majority of people agree that it is true
- It is well accepted that artists need to be more creative.