Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) something that makes you think
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    • thought-provoking ideas/concepts/news
  • Analysis
     Something 'thought-provoking 'encourages careful consideration and attention. The adjective 'thought-provoking' describes something or someone that makes you think a lot. "The article you wrote was very thought-provoking, I am starting to think about how we can implement some of your suggestions." Similar words and expressions include 'provocative', 'intriguing' and 'noteworthy'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. That documentary about third-world poverty was really thought-provoking.
    2. It was a thought-provoking movie that got everybody talking about it.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. You have raised a number of thought-provoking points today and I want to take some time to consider them properly.
    2. The conference featured a thought-provoking workshop on non-conventional approaches to marketing.
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