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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.

సృజనాత్మకత ఎంత ముఖ్యం?
ఇవాళ సృజనాత్మకత యొక్క ప్రాముఖ్యత గురించి, దాన్ని పెంపొందించుకోగలిగే మార్గాల గురించి చర్చిద్దాం.

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Activity 1

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

Listen to the audio and take the quiz.

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హలో బాగున్నారా? English Together కార్యక్రమానికి స్వాగతం. ప్రస్తుతం చర్చల్లో ఉన్న ఏదైనా ఒక అంశం గురించి మీరూ మాట్లాడాలనుకుంటున్నారా? దానికి ఉపయోగపడే భాషను మీరిక్కడ నేర్చుకోవచ్చు. నేను సౌమ్య. ఇదిగో నాతో పాటూ…   

Hi, I’m Phil.

And I’m Tom, hello….  

ఇవాల్టి ఎపిసోడ్‌లో creativity అంటే సృజనాత్మకత గురించి మాట్లాడుకుందాం. సృజనాత్మకతను పెంపొందించుకోవడం ఎలా? అనే అంశం గురించి తెలుసుకుందాం. ఒక ప్రశ్నతో మొదలుపెడదాం. UK ప్రభుత్వ లెక్కల ప్రకారం UK లో ఎన్ని సృజనాత్మక ఉద్యోగాలు – creative jobs ఉన్నాయి?

a) 1 మిలియన్

b) 3 మిలియన్

c) 6 మిలియన్

What do you think?

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.

సరే, వింటూ ఉండండి. జవాబు తరువాత చెప్తాను. మీరూ ఆలోచిస్తూ ఉండండి. ఈలోపు  BBC Radio 4 లో వచ్చే 'Bringing up Britain' అనే కార్యక్రమంలో సృజనాత్మకతను పెంపొందించుకోవడం గురించి సృజనాత్మక నిపుణుడు Nick Skillicorn చెప్తున్నారు. విందాం.    

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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.

So, what should people do to become more creative?

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

Daily grind అంటే రోజూ రుబ్బడం.– yes it's easy to get stuck in the daily grind of doing the same thing every day!

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 అంటే మూసకు భిన్నంగా ఉండేది, అసాధారణమైనది అని అర్థం. Doing something offbeat every week, would let you change your routine as Nick Skillicorn suggested.

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 అంటే ప్రావీణ్యం. అయితే, రోజూ చేస్తున్న ఉద్యోగంలో ప్రవీణత సంపాదించడానికి సృజనాత్మకత అక్కర్లేదని మీ ఉద్దేశమా?

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 అంటే పోషించడం లేదా ప్రోత్సహించడం. To get an idea of how important it is to foster creativity, let's find out the answer to the question I asked earlier. How many creative jobs are there in Britain, according to the UK government? The answer is…. B) 3 million.

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?

Right, we’re out of time so let’s just look at the words we’ve been talking about today – the daily grind అంటే రోజువారీ రుబ్బు, offbeat అంటే మూసకు భిన్నంగా ఉండేది, అసాధారణమైనది, proficiency అంటే ప్రావీణ్యం and foster అంటే పోషించడం లేదా ప్రోత్సహించడం.

Thanks for joining us and see you next week for more English Together. 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.

Check what you’ve learned by selecting the correct option for the question.

సరైన జవాబును గుర్తించి మీరింత వరకూ నేర్చుకున్నదానిని చెక్ చేసుకోండి.

How to be creative

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సరైన జవాబు ఎంచుకోండి.

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Do you think new experiences can make you more creative? Do you think creativity is important for your career? Do you think gaining mastery in your job is more important? 

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Session Vocabulary

  • creative




    మూసకు భిన్నంగా ఉండేది/అసాధారణమైనది