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Challenging someone's ideas

In this video, Vanya tells Paul and Emir about her latest idea. Listen to the language they use for challenging someone's ideas and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


No, I have not tried but i will try in the near future.

No, I haven't tried different ideas at work. However, I tried different ideas with my work team from university. I remember once when a girl, who was in my work team, proposed a weird, but at the same time different idea for the project. Everyone got shocked, and then we thought deeply about that idea, and finally we added it to the project, and we got a really remarkable grade on the project

Normally, I suggest improving ideas for teamworks, but im feeling very down, so I guess I will try and listen to my co-workers, everything in order to keep my grades up.

Nice lesson.

I have tried to come up with some new ideas in my job.
Sometimes, the team agrees with me but in other times, they say that it is a bad idea(not a good idea) and that it won't work.

Some of them like my idea when I first talk then one don't agree with my point and all are suddenly change to the same side. What's happening this?
How would you react that situation?

because at first most of them are not sure about that but they said yes may be because they don't want to oppose your idea or they don't want to work or give idea as they just want easy way. But when there's someone who oppose your idea, they will agree with him. I have also experienced like this before. As for me, I ask them what points do i need or do i have to change. When their idea is better, i change or add some points and so all agree with this.

I have tried unusual things at work. Sometimes I like to do new things and new forms for to do better my work.

If this is good, keep going until u find the success.

I have always many new ideas, however, every time whenever you try to present your ideas, you would see there is someone who is against those ideas. Those people even don't try to explain the reason for his/her objection. this means that those people just don't agree with you as they got used to doing it, and are mentally not fit.