Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Speakout Advanced p 107. Coming Up With Ideas. Listening



1. Listen to four people talking about where they get their ideas and complete the missing words.

2. What are the speakers' professions?

Speaker 1

Speaker one says that when he is _______________ for an idea, he has to switch off and do something else for a while.

What he does are _______________ things like doing the washing-up.

Freeing the mind helps _______________ creative connections.

You actually have to take your mind off the writing, off the task in _______________.

After going out into the garden, or for a run the ideas _______________ a lot more easily.

Speaker 2

Speaker 2 begins with a photo of a person, and then she builds up a story around the photo, using a _______________ of different ideas and colours.

She reads or writes poems and puts _______________ on the photos.

Sometimes she gets inspiration from watching what people are doing, looking at their clothes or things like the colours changing in the _______________ .

She might take a picture or sometimes she just remembers the _______________.

Speaker 3

Speaker 3 gets his ideas mainly from old _______________ books.

He recreates an old dish using the same idea but with a contemporary _______________.

He does not get ideas from going out, but from _______________.

Books _______________ your character and hold memories of enjoyable meals.

Speaker 4

Speaker 4 does _______________ of paintings by Picasso or van Gogh, for example.

She uses an _______________ board to put images, photos, things she likes the look _______________. She uses it as a _______________ point for a new design.

For her it is important to see and touch different _______________ and materials.

Sometimes just looking at something aesthetically pleasing helps to get the creative _______________ flowing.

KEY

come up with: to find or produce an answer, a sum of money, etc. E.g. She came up with a new idea for increasing sales. How soon can you come up with the money?

Speaker 1: a writer, a novelist



Speaker one says that when he is _stuck_________ for an idea, he has to switch off and do something else for a while.
stick (stuck, stuck): to (cause to) become fixed and unable to move or progress. Sp. adherir. The car stuck in the mud.  The cupboard door has stuck. I’ll help you with your arithmetic if you’re stuck.

switch off  to stop thinking about something or paying attention to something. E.g. When I hear the word ‘football’ I switch off (= because I am not interested in it). The only time he really switches off (= stops thinking about work, etc.) is when we're on vacation.

work out: to find the answer to something. Solve. E.g. to work out a problem. Work out what, where, etc… Can you work out what these squiggles mean? I couldn't work out where the music was coming from.

go off: to leave a place, especially in order to do something. E.g. She went off to get a drink. 











What he does are __mundane_______ things like doing the washing-up.




Freeing the mind helps ___spark_______ creative connections.




You actually have to take your mind off the writing, off the task in _hand__________.

 
take your mind off something to make you forget about something unpleasant for a short time.  E.g. Painting helped take her mind off her troubles.
 
in hand: the job, question, etc. in hand is the one that you are dealing with. E.g. Please confine your comments to the topic in hand.



After going out into the garden, or for a run the ideas __flow_________ a lot more easily.

 


Speaker 2: a painter



Speaker 2 begins with a photo of a person, and then she builds up a story around the photo, using a __collage_______ of different ideas and colours.




She reads or writes poems and puts __quotes________ on the photos.




Sometimes she gets inspiration from watching what people are doing, looking at their clothes or things like the colours changing in the __candlelight_____.




She might take a picture or sometimes she just remembers the _image___________.




Speaker 3: a cook / chef

Speaker 3 gets his ideas mainly from old __recipe_______ books.




He recreates an old dish using the same idea but with a contemporary _twist_________.

tome: /təʊm/ a large heavy book, especially one dealing with a serious topic. E.g. a weighty tome





He does not get ideas from going out, but from __books_____________.




Books ___inherit______ your character and hold memories of enjoyable meals.




Speaker 4: a fashion designer

bold: (of shape, colour, lines, etc.) that can be easily seen; having a strong clear appearance. E.g. the bold outline of a mountain against the sky. She paints with bold strokes of the brush.
 

Speaker 4 does __sketches_______ of paintings by Picasso or van Gogh, for example.




She uses an _inspiration_______ board to put images, photos, things she likes the look




__of___________. She uses it as a



 _starting________ point for a new design.




For her it is important to see and touch different _textures________ and materials.




Sometimes just looking at something aesthetically /iːsˈθetɪkli/esˈθetɪkli/ pleasing helps to get the creative

_juices________ flowing.

juices: energy. E.g. This early in the morning it's hard to get the creative juices flowing (= to start thinking of good ideas).


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