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From the Ted Talk "Steve Keil: A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond"

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The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression. It's depression. In fact, play improves our work. Just like there's benefits for humans and animals, there's benefits for aply at rwok. For example, it stimulates creativity. It eacssinre our openness to change. It improves our ability to learn. It provides a sense of purpose and mastery — two key motivational things that aireecsn productivity, through play. So before you start htignikn of play as just not serious, play doesn't mean frivolous. You know, the professional elahett that loves skiing, he's serious about it, but he loves it. He's having fun, he's in the groove, he's in the flow. A doctor might be serious, but laughter's still a great medicine. Our thinking is backwards. We shouldn't be feeling guilty. We should be celebrating play.

Open Cloze

The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression. It's depression. In fact, play improves our work. Just like there's benefits for humans and animals, there's benefits for ____ at ____. For example, it stimulates creativity. It _________ our openness to change. It improves our ability to learn. It provides a sense of purpose and mastery — two key motivational things that ________ productivity, through play. So before you start ________ of play as just not serious, play doesn't mean frivolous. You know, the professional _______ that loves skiing, he's serious about it, but he loves it. He's having fun, he's in the groove, he's in the flow. A doctor might be serious, but laughter's still a great medicine. Our thinking is backwards. We shouldn't be feeling guilty. We should be celebrating play.

Solution

  1. play
  2. thinking
  3. athlete
  4. work
  5. increase
  6. increases

Original Text

The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression. It's depression. In fact, play improves our work. Just like there's benefits for humans and animals, there's benefits for play at work. For example, it stimulates creativity. It increases our openness to change. It improves our ability to learn. It provides a sense of purpose and mastery — two key motivational things that increase productivity, through play. So before you start thinking of play as just not serious, play doesn't mean frivolous. You know, the professional athlete that loves skiing, he's serious about it, but he loves it. He's having fun, he's in the groove, he's in the flow. A doctor might be serious, but laughter's still a great medicine. Our thinking is backwards. We shouldn't be feeling guilty. We should be celebrating play.

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Important Words

  1. ability
  2. animals
  3. athlete
  4. benefits
  5. celebrating
  6. change
  7. creativity
  8. depression
  9. doctor
  10. fact
  11. feeling
  12. flow
  13. frivolous
  14. fun
  15. great
  16. groove
  17. guilty
  18. humans
  19. improves
  20. increase
  21. increases
  22. key
  23. learn
  24. loves
  25. mastery
  26. medicine
  27. motivational
  28. openness
  29. play
  30. productivity
  31. professional
  32. purpose
  33. sense
  34. skiing
  35. start
  36. stimulates
  37. thinking
  38. work