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Text A

1. How did Dr Maddux and Dr Galinsky measure the students’ creativity?

2. What statistical evidence did the researchers get?

3. What was a follow-up study aimed at?

4. What were the students supposed to do?

5. What conclusions did the researchers arrive at?

6. Why did the psychologists analyze the students’ personality traits?

 

Text В

What tips do the researchers give the expats working in France?

 

Discussion Points

a) The experiments made to measure creativity.

b) The most important tips you might give to foreigners working in Russia.

 

Vocabulary

1. Find the English equivalents for the following Russian words and word

combinations as used in the texts:

Text A


говорят, что;

проживать за границей;

свеча, спички, чертежные кнопки;

капать на пол;

прикрепить к;

решить проблему;

последующее исследование;

умение креативно вести перегово­ры;

нанимать на работу;

управлять предприятием;

зайти в тупик;

по­зволить себе;

в обмен на;

заключить сделку (х2);

личностные характеристики;

знания;

способствовать развитию креативности;

статистические данные;

зависимость между;

благо­приятствовать развитию изобретательности.

 


 

Text В


приспособиться;

смешной;

убедить;

умный, квалифицированный;

ответственный.

 


 

2. Paraphrase the underlined expressions. Give a proper translation of the

sentences:

Text A

1. Living abroad gives you a creative edge.

2. Paul Gauguin, Samuel Beckett and others spent years dwelling abroad.

3. Dr Maddux and Dr Galinsky identified and measured personality traits, such as openness to new experiences.

4. The statistical relationship between living abroad and creativity re­mained, indicating that it is something from the experience of living in foreign parts that helps foster creativity.

Text В

1. Don’t drink soft drinks or coffee with a good meal; never ask for a doggy bag.

2. It is not very classy to share the bill on the principle of “who had what”.

3. Build relations instead of procedures.

4. If you want to convince people try to look smart (rather than efficient).

 

3. Focus on synonyms:

1. Find the synonyms of the word combination “to make/strike a bargain ” in text

A. What other expressions with a similar meaning can you think of?

2. Find the antonym to the word combination “to make/strike a bargain" in text A

and make sentences of your own with this expression.

 

4. Use the right form of the following words in these sentences:

Creative, negotiate, manage, supply, psychologist, foreign, open

 

1. They’ve painted it red to.......................... a feeling of warmth.

2. I have always been regarded as a........................... by the local folk.

3. Through.......................... we were able to reach a compromise.

4. They hired a skilled.......................... to strike a bargain.

5. My hair is more.............................. since I had it cut.

6. The company’s failure was mainly due to bad...............................

7. At the age of thirty he became the General........................... of Chevrolet.

8. If you want to succeed in business you must learn the …………………….. of inter­personal relationships.

9. Abuse can lead to both.......................... and emotional problems.

10. Chocolate was in short........................... during the war.

11. Continental is a world’s big............................... of grain.

12. Each relationship should be based on honesty and...............................

13............................ and originality are more important than technical skill.

 


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