This is the 4th of 5 Articles MPEC decided to create to help you get to know your mind a bit better. They have been inspired by the Netflix Series The Mind: Explained
All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find some questions and vocabulary you need to speak in English about THE HUMAN MIND AND THE HUMAN CREATIVITY!
Hey there, mpec People! This is your Conversation Club Handout! To fully benefit from the Conversation Club, you should watch the Episode: Creativity. If you don’t have access to Netflix, no panic! We’ve got your back! This particular Netflix episode is available on YouTube, so we linked it here for you to watch if you want!
PART 1: Warm Up
- Do you consider yourself a creative person? Why? Why not?
- What is something creative that you have done?
- Does your job allow you to be creative? If so, tell us how specifically you can be creative at work. If not, tell us what creative innovations you would propose if you could be creative at work.
Consider someone + adjective
I consider myself an outgoing and creative person.
I consider myself creative
I consider myself an innovator / visionary 😀
Less formal alternatives: I believe I am … , I am sure to be… , I absolutely can say I am …., I see myself as … ,
Part 2: Destroying Creativity
- Children are thought to be really creative. Their creativity, however, can be pretty destructive at the same time. Tell us about a ‘creative & destructive’ child project you made when you were little. If you don’t remember, tell us about a Creative Destruction prepared by someone else (your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, Kevin from Home Alone etc.)
Collocations with the word CHILD (Child + Adj)
ADJ. little, small, young My father died while I was still a small child. | teenage We’ve got three teenage children. | good, obedient, well-behaved | delinquent, difficult, disobedient, fractious, mischievous, naughty, problem, sulky, unruly, wayward, wilful She works in a centre for delinquent children. He’s always been a problem child. The children were quite unruly and ran around the house as if they owned it. | bright, gifted, intelligent, precocious a school for gifted children What a precocious child?reading Jane Austen at the age of ten! | dull, slow Teaching is particularly difficult when a class contains both slow and bright children. | well-cared for | abandoned, abused, neglected therapy for sexually abused children | sickly | loving | only It was a bit lonely being an only child. | fatherless, motherless | illegitimate | unborn an organization that campaigns for the rights of the unborn child
Synonyms of the word: Naughty
Synonyms of the word: Creative
Synonyms of the word: Destroy
PART 3: Fueling Creativity?
- Does the education system in your country encourage creativity? How?
- If you had the necessary budget, what creative business idea would you develop? (A company, a product, a service – describe it!)
- How does early exposure to diverse stimuli, and his involvement in creative activities affect a child’s future creativity?
- What was the thing that surprised you the most in the Pre-Club Video (Netflix or YouTube)? Tell us about it!
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming
Self Study Suggestion:
Watch the video (Netflix or You Tube) again.
Keep the subtitles on and try to make a list of 7 new expressions you find useful for your communication needs in English
Share your list with the other MPEC students and actively try to use the new words for a full week