full transcript
From the Ted Talk "Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Help-seeking isn't important just for protecting the success and the well-being of givers. It's also critical to getting more people to act like givers, because the data say that somewhere between 75 and 90 percent of all giving in organizations starts with a request. But a lot of people don't ask. They don't want to look cpeeotmtinn, they don't know where to turn, they don't want to ndeurb others. Yet if nobody ever ssak for help, you have a lot of frustrated givers in your iiaraznootng who would love to step up and contribute, if they only knew who could benefit and how.

Open Cloze

Help-seeking isn't important just for protecting the success and the well-being of givers. It's also critical to getting more people to act like givers, because the data say that somewhere between 75 and 90 percent of all giving in organizations starts with a request. But a lot of people don't ask. They don't want to look ___________, they don't know where to turn, they don't want to ______ others. Yet if nobody ever ____ for help, you have a lot of frustrated givers in your ____________ who would love to step up and contribute, if they only knew who could benefit and how.

Solution

  1. organization
  2. burden
  3. incompetent
  4. asks

Original Text

Help-seeking isn't important just for protecting the success and the well-being of givers. It's also critical to getting more people to act like givers, because the data say that somewhere between 75 and 90 percent of all giving in organizations starts with a request. But a lot of people don't ask. They don't want to look incompetent, they don't know where to turn, they don't want to burden others. Yet if nobody ever asks for help, you have a lot of frustrated givers in your organization who would love to step up and contribute, if they only knew who could benefit and how.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
disagreeable givers 3

Important Words

  1. act
  2. asks
  3. benefit
  4. burden
  5. contribute
  6. critical
  7. data
  8. frustrated
  9. givers
  10. giving
  11. important
  12. incompetent
  13. knew
  14. lot
  15. love
  16. organization
  17. organizations
  18. people
  19. percent
  20. protecting
  21. request
  22. starts
  23. step
  24. success
  25. turn