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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
This exercise focuses on the foundations of creativity.
Read the 3 quotations and answer the question below.
Harry Shum - head of Microsoft’s research laboratory in Beijing:
“Before you create anything new, you need to understand what is already there. Once you have this foundation, being creative can be trainable.”

Louis Pasteur – discovered that germs cause most infectious diseases:
"In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind."

Thomas Alva Edison – invented the electric light bulb:
"Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
What is the main message of these 3 quotations?
Click on the 2 correct answers.

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