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Session 20

How important is it to be creative? Today we are discussing ways that people can be more creative and whether that is important.
कल्पकतेचं महत्त्व काय? आजच्या भागात आपल्या कामात कल्पकता कशी आणता येईल आणि ते का महत्त्वाचं आहे याबद्दल आपण चर्चा करणार आहे.

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How to be creative

Look at the Session Vocabulary – make sure you know what these words and phrases mean:

  • Creative
  • Experiences
  • Routine

How many creative jobs are there in the UK (According to UK government statistics)?

a) 1 million
b) 3 million
c)  6 million

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नमस्कार मित्रांनो!Hello and welcome to English Together! असा शो जिथे आपण चर्चा करतो निरनिराळे विषय आणि त्यासंबंधित शब्दांची. मी तेजाली आणि माझ्यासोबत आहे फिल आणि टॉम…

Hi, I’m Phil.

And I’m Tom, hello…. 

आजचा विषय आहे creativity म्हणजे कल्पकता. आपल्या कामात थोडी कल्पकता असेल तर काम करायलाही मजा येते. कल्पकता प्रत्येकात असतेच पण तुमची कल्पकताच तुमचं काम बनली तर? आजचा प्रश्न आहे यूके सरकारच्या मते यूकेमध्ये कल्पक रोजगारांची संख्या किती आहे?   

a)    1 अब्ज

b)    3 अब्ज

c)    6 अब्ज

ऐकत राहा, विचार करा, उत्तर लवकरच मिळेल लवकरच. तोपर्यंत आपण थोडं कल्पक बनण्याबद्दल चर्चा करू.

There aren't that many people like artists around, so I doubt it can more than about a million?

Hmm… but it's not just jobs in art that are creative, there are creative jobs in lots of different industries, so I think it's going to be higher and I'm going to go for 6 million.

हा बीबीसी रेडियो 4 चा 'Bringing up Britain' नावाचा कार्यक्रम आहे, creative expert नीक स्किल्कॉर्न काय म्हणतायत ऐकू.   

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Now, on a weekly basis you should also be trying to make sure you get new experiences and new knowledge every week. Because there's research which suggests that new experiences and changes to your routine can have a very quick impact on your ability to be creative at a moment's notice.

I mean, are you talking about going to a different sandwich bar?

At a minimum level, anything that gets you out of your routine. So make sure you press a different button on the Tome vending machine every day going through to seeing a new type of exhibit in a museum in a new subject that you are not familiar with at all, to going and seeing ballet or eating Ethiopian food for the first time.

कल्पकता वाढवण्यासाठी काय करायला हवं?

It sounds good to me, getting away from the daily grind of your usual routine must be a good way to have new ideas.

Yes it's easy to get stuck in the daily grind of doing the Tome thing every day!Daily grindचा शब्दशः अर्थ होतो रोजचं दळण.Grind म्हणजे दळणे. Daily grindमधून रोजचं तेच काम, तोच तोच दिनक्रम हा अर्थ अभिप्रेत आहे.

Look, it's good to have a break from the daily grind now and then – but is it really something we need to be doing every week? Isn't that what holidays are for?

But that's not what this is about Phil – this is about clearing some time to do something new and offbeat, to make you more creative – which will make you better at the job you do and more successful in your career!

Offbeat म्हणजे नेहमीपेक्षा वेगळं काहीतरी. दर आठवड्याला काहीतरी offbeat केल्यामुळे तुमचं रुटीन बदलायला मदत होईल असं नीक स्किल्कॉर्न सांगतायत.

To me, the only thing that's offbeat is the suggestion that going to a different sandwich bar, or whatever will help your career!

Ok, so what do you think people should do?

Study, practise, do whatever they need to do to gain proficiency in the job they do! 

Proficiency म्हणजे प्राविण्य किंवा नैपुण्य.  आपल्या कामात प्राविण्य मिळवण्यासाठी कल्पकता महत्त्वाची आहे असं वाटतं का तुम्हाला?

Ok, if you are an artist, or a musician – then maybe – but most of us aren't. It's not like we need to be really creative. 

Ah, but are you sure that's true? Lots of jobs need some kind of creativity. An engineer or a manager needs to think about new solutions for problems – that's creativity. I think that most people could benefit from fostering their creativity.

Foster म्हणजे जोपासना करणे, खतपाणी देणे. तुमच्या कल्पकतेची जोपासना करण किती महत्त्वाचं आहे हे समजून घेण्यासाठी आजच्या प्रश्नाचं उत्तर बघू.  मी विचारलेलं यूके सरकारच्या मते यूकेमध्ये कल्पक रोजगारांची संख्या किती आहे? आणि याचं उत्तर आहे तीन अब्ज.

Hmm, neither of us got that right, did we Phil? But that's a lot of jobs that need creativity! You should really try to foster yours.

So you're saying part of being proficient is being creative? I could do with a break from the daily grind, I suppose.

Maybe you could try something really really offbeat?

Hmmm, विचार करायला हवा. पण आत्ता वेळ संपत आलीये, त्यामुळे आधी शब्दांचे अर्थ समजून घेऊ :  daily grind म्हणजे दैनंदिन जीवन, offbeat म्हणजे नेहमीपेक्षा वेगळं, न रुळलेलं, proficiency म्हणजे प्राविण्य, foster म्हणजे जोपासना करणे. आज इथेच थांबूया, पुन्हा भेटू English Togetherच्या पुढच्या भागात, Bye.

Meaning and Use

daily grind (noun)
The daily grind refers to boring routine tasks.

I need a holiday so that I can get out of the daily grind.

I've got a new job, it'll be a change to the daily grind.

I took up a new hobby to try and get out of the daily grind. 

offbeat (adjective)
Offbeat describes something that is unusual, different or unconventional.

I like to try offbeat sports that not many people have heard of.

He has a very offbeat style, it's completely different to everyone else.

That sounds like a great idea! It's a bit offbeat, but I think it'll work.

proficiency (noun)
If someone has proficiency in something, it means that they can do it very well.

She has reached a level of proficiency in the piano – she can play anything.

The best chefs spend years developing their proficiency in cooking.

Proficiency in a language only comes after thousands of hours of practice. 

foster (verb)
The verb to foster means to support something to develop or grow.

Good managers foster independence in their staff.

Parents should try to foster their children's interest in different activities.

Trying a new activity can help you to foster your own creativity.

How to be creative

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Session Vocabulary

  • creative