Partie 6 : La vie au quotidien

Chapitre 54 : Thinking

Intellectual abilities, page 114

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to ponder about something, to ponder on something, to ponder over something
to regard
to guess
to assess
to reckon, to deem
to enlighten somebody on something
common sense
shrewd, clever
heedful of

Government think tanks are important in every country. In the U.S., they’re particularly valued in the security and defense field.

After Louise had gone to her own home, she mulled over the situation…

Reasoning, page 114

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to examine
to solve a problem
to deduce from something that
to grasp
to assume
to be knowledgeable about something
to think something through
to brood on something
to undermine
a clue
a rebuttal
engrossed in
a red herring

I don’t see the point in starting something I can’t finish.

If you jump to a conclusion, you evaluate or judge something without having enough information or without examining facts.

Food for thought, page 115

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  1. Marcela Louie is a whiz kid. “She’s been ahead of her peers since she was a toddler. […] By the time she was two, Roxana says her daughter knew she wanted to be a doctor. So the proud mom admits she’s not too surprised that [15-year-old] Marcela was recently granted early admission to the University of Alberta, where she’ll be majoring in Biology this fall.”
  2. Thinking things through can be a great thing of course. However if you’re an over-thinker, you might become someone who stands still in life, someone who forgets the good things that happen in life.
  3. Laughter yoga is fast emerging as the healing balm for people having their life full of stress. This therapy has attracted a lot of people from all walks of life barring age as they find it a natural stress reliever.