Three Ways to Become More Creative
Most people believe they don't have much imagination.They are wrong. Everyone has imagination,but
most of us,once we become adults,forget how to access it. Creativity isn't always connected with great works
of art or ideas.People at work and in their free time routinely think of creative ways to solve problems.Maybe
you have a goal to achieve,a tricky question to answer or you just want to expand your mind!Here are three
techniques to help you.
This technique involves taking unrelated ideas and trying to find links between them.First,think about
the problem you have to solve or the job you need to do.Then find an image,word,idea or object,for exam-
pie,a candle.Write down all the ideas/words associated with candles:light,fire,matches,wax,night,silence,
etc.Think of as many as you can?The next stage is to relate the ideas to the job you have to do?So imagine
you want to buy a friend an original present,you could buy him tickets to a match or take him out for the
Imagine that normal limitations don't exist. You have as much time/space/money,etc.as you want.
Think about your goal and the new possibilities.If,for example,your goal is to learn to ski,you can now prac-
tice skiing every day of your life(because you have the time and the money).Now adapt this to reality.May-
be you can practice skiing every day in December,or every Monday in January.
Look at the situation from a different point of view. Good negotiators（谈判者）use this technique in business;
and so do writers.Fiction writers often imagine they are the characters in their books.They ask questions:
what does this character want?Why can't she get it?What changes must she make to get what she wants?
What does she dream about?If your goal involves other people,put yourself" in their shoes".The best fisher-
men think like fish! The phrase"put yourself in their shoes"in Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to_______________.
由第一段第二句“They are wrong”可知，成年人也有想象力，且由该段最后一句中的“.help you”可知，成年人可以学习发挥想象力。
由第二段第四句“Write down all the ideas/words associated with...”可知选C。
由第三段第三句“Think about your goal and the new possibilities”可知选C。
put yourself in sb's shoes是固定搭配，意为“设身处地”，故选D。
本句意思：在危机中可以依靠她。relyon意为“依赖，依靠”，与dePendon（依靠）意思相 近。look after照顾；heliev。in信任；turn on打开。