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Innovation – Thinking out of the box

INNOVATION – THINKING OUT OF THE BOX, this is a thought-provoking listening activity you can do with your B2/C1 level students. This dialogue and the follow-up activity come from TALKING BUSINESS,  a book that portrays the corporate lingo you are likely to hear in companies across the U.S.A.  The vocabulary here includes BRAINSTORMING (noun), COME UP WITH (phrasal verb), HIGHLIGHTS (noun), FIT IN (phrasal verb), BOLD (adjective) and NARROW-MINDED (adjective). Just click the link below. Hope you like it!


Dialogue comprehension – True, False or I don´t know?  

  1. Dave plans to run some more brainstorming sessions in the future. True ___ False ___ I don´t know ___
  2. Ryan´s and Dave´s company has branch offices all over the U.S.A. True ___ False ___ I don´t know _
  3. Michael got transferred to Baltimore because the company needed someone with his background there. True ___ False ___ I don´t know ___
  4. Ryan thinks the previous marketing director was very creative and proactive. True ___ False ___ I don´t know ___

Find words or expressions in the dialogue that mean the same as:

  1. The most significant or interesting parts of something: _______________________
  2. Has a big influence on; is very important: ______________________________
  3. A problem-solving technique in which members of a group spontaneously contribute ideas and suggestions: __________________________
  4. Intelligent: _______________________________
  5. Think freely, in an innovative way, using new ideas instead of traditional ones: _____
  6. Courageous; brave; fearless and daring: ____________________________
  7. A group of products marketed by a company: ___________________________
  8. I´m expecting it with pleasure; I´m excited about it: ________________________

Referência: Talking Business – Autor: José Roberto A. Igreja,  Disal Editora

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