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From the Ted Talk "Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When you ask people this question, they usually think that it has to be about culture. How much do you care about people? Giving gnsaro to somebody else is probably about how much you care about society, how linked you are. Or maybe it's about religion. But if you look at this plot, you can see that countries that we think about as very slrimai, actually exhibit very different behavior. For example, Sweden is all the way on the right, and Denmark, which we think is culturally very similar, is all the way on the left. Germany is on the left, and Austria is on the right. The Netherlands is on the ltfe, and Belgium is on the right. And finally, depending on your particular ivnsoer of European similarity, you can think about the U.K. and France as either similar culturally or not, but it turns out that with organ donation, they are very different.

Open Cloze

When you ask people this question, they usually think that it has to be about culture. How much do you ____ about people? Giving ______ to somebody else is probably about how much you care about society, how linked you are. Or maybe it's about religion. But if you look at this plot, you can see that countries that we think about as very _______, actually exhibit very different behavior. For example, Sweden is all the way on the right, and Denmark, which we think is culturally very similar, is all the way on the left. Germany is on the left, and Austria is on the right. The Netherlands is on the ____, and Belgium is on the right. And finally, depending on your particular _______ of European similarity, you can think about the U.K. and France as either similar culturally or not, but it turns out that with organ donation, they are very different.

Solution

  1. organs
  2. care
  3. similar
  4. version
  5. left

Original Text

When you ask people this question, they usually think that it has to be about culture. How much do you care about people? Giving organs to somebody else is probably about how much you care about society, how linked you are. Or maybe it's about religion. But if you look at this plot, you can see that countries that we think about as very similar, actually exhibit very different behavior. For example, Sweden is all the way on the right, and Denmark, which we think is culturally very similar, is all the way on the left. Germany is on the left, and Austria is on the right. The Netherlands is on the left, and Belgium is on the right. And finally, depending on your particular version of European similarity, you can think about the U.K. and France as either similar culturally or not, but it turns out that with organ donation, they are very different.

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Important Words

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  2. behavior
  3. belgium
  4. care
  5. countries
  6. culturally
  7. culture
  8. denmark
  9. depending
  10. donation
  11. european
  12. exhibit
  13. finally
  14. france
  15. germany
  16. giving
  17. left
  18. linked
  19. netherlands
  20. organ
  21. organs
  22. people
  23. plot
  24. question
  25. religion
  26. similar
  27. similarity
  28. society
  29. sweden
  30. turns
  31. version