Once again welcome, listener friend. We are your hosts, I am Mark, together with Wen-Jie.
That's right. We're glad you are here with us. Mark, on our last program we talked about big ideas.我们上回曾谈到好点子好主意
That's right. We often brainstorm ideas for our program.
And most of them are good ideas, don't you think?
Yes, I agree. 有了很多好想法
Of course everyone can come up with all kinds of ideas.
Sometimes We say, we can steal ideas, take ideas,
Or, use ideas, and sell ideas.
用点子，卖点子Mark, when we think of ideas, we think of creativity.点子都和创造力有关
Absolutely. People who are creative get tons of ideas.
Well, of course. But you know what? Everyone is creative.
We all have the urge to express ourselves.
And all of us have our own set of talents, skills and life experiences.
With all that, comes a flood of ideas.
Vocabulary 123 生词点滴
Our feature word is Creativity.
Creativity comes from the word create.
Create is a verb. Creative is an adjective. Creativity is a noun.
Create是动词， Creative 是形容词， Creativity 是名词
Creativity is the ability to transcend things that are traditional and to create something new.
Other words to describe creativity are these:
Artistic 有艺术感, gifted 有才华, inspired 有灵感的, original 独具一格的, or innovative 非常创新的…
We say, She is very creative. She writes and paints.
She is filled with creativity. She is gifted with creativity. She is overflowing with creativity.
Mark, you are a creative guy.
Why do you say that?
Well, you are always thinking of new ways to grow your home garden. 馬可大哥会想怎麼以新方法來耕種家裡的花園
Well Wenjie, I'm sure you use a lot of creativity when you cook at home.
Yes. I like to try different seasonings. 我下廚時常常愛用不同的調味料
So, both of us are exercising our creativity.
The ability to think creatively is just like using our muscles.
They both need exercise.
For a designer and composer, it is to sketch fashion layouts and to write music.
For kids, it can be drawing on a paper or making mud pies.
Whether planning a birthday party, writing fiction, or doing research,
We are exercising creativity.
Creativity is not about inventing something totally new.
It is about making new connections.
The ability to combine ideas in a unique way.
The ability to figure out how to use new ideas.
When we create, we learn and grow.
And we experience joy and satisfaction.
OK, now we are going to hear ‘Everyday Dialogue.’
A newly-wed couple is adjusting to living together.
The wife says to her husband who just came back from work.
A: Honey, your desk was so messy, so I cleaned it out for you today.
B: Oh no! You didn’t!
A: I did. I don’t see how you can work with things all piled up.
B: That’s the only way I can work! I do all my creative thinking when my desk is messy.
A: What kind of creative thinking can come out of that chaos?
B: That’s what creativity is! Out of chaos, ideas and inventions happen.
Honey, your desk was so messy, so I cleaned it out for you today.
Oh no! You didn’t!
I did. I don’t see how can you work with things all piled up.
That’s the only way I can work! I do all my creative thinking when my desk is messy.
What kind of creative thinking can come out of that chaos?
That’s what creativity is! Out of chaos, ideas and inventions happen.
A: Honey, your desk was so messy, so I cleaned it out today.
Well For me, I like to have things in order and in their place.
馬可大哥喜歡事物井井有條，Then, you can’t stand me.
Because I am messy.我比較邋遢，他一定受不了我
It's OK. Even so, we can still work together and be creative.
Well, we humans are filled of ideas and creative solutions.
Our creativity was given to us from God.
But when faced with problems and hurdles.
We find that we are limited in knowledge and understanding.
And we can feel frustrated and desperate.
But the creator God is different. He is wisdom.
He creates and sustains the world.
And He knows all things.
That is the ultimate creativity.
Words to live by 圣经良言
Isaiah 40:28 以賽亞書
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Well, our time is up once again.
We hope you enjoy learning English with us today.
Our topic was: Creativity.
Remember, keep your creative juices flowing.
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We look forward to meeting with you again next time.
Until then, I am your friend Mark.
And I am Guo Wenjie.
Zai-Jian and God bless you.
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