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Discussing advantages and disadvantages

In this video, Noelia and Yuna talk about how to encourage creativity in the office. Listen to the language they use to discuss advantages and disadvantages 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.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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I have my best ideas when I´m reading and I'm relaxing maybe drinking a coffee or a beer.

I have my best ideas when I am lying in my bed or walking in the park. It helps a lot to relax and start brainstorming. Also, when I watch some movies, I come up with ideas and I can write something.

My best ideas come when I am traveling, and I love it!

I like to think about what to do during long walking around my district or in the park. I like to walk alone listening to music and make decisions. I need to find some quiet place to not be disturbed while I'm thinking.
Another good time for thinking is when I wash the dishes. I don't know why but I like to wash plates, cups and pans (well, pans less). I turn on my player, washing-up and thinking at the same time. Maybe the noise of the water or monotony of the washing-up helps to my brainstorming.
Anyway, I obviously, can make a decision in different circumstances but I, deffinetely, preffer do it in silence ))

last year when i deside i go to travel was bet decision because it was a good journey.

I usually have my best and bright ideas in the morning when I just wake up. And sometimes after a lot of thinking I might sleep on it and have a light bulb moment on the other day!

My best ideas come when I'm walking on the street. That's why I often take a paper and a pen to write down the ideas I have in order not to forget.

The best ideas or thoughts come to me when I am washing the dishes because I free my mind...

I hate dishwashing but my husband is also like you. My best ideas come when I run.

To me best ideas come when I'm relaxing listening music laying on my bed or when I'm taking a shower, sometimes I think that it's like a rollercoaster you start to work a little unfocuse and in the middle you're totally focus and later when you have a lot time working your start to get stuck and then you need to change for a while the activity that let you take a breath and relax.

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