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From the Ted Talk "Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs"

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Allowances teach kids the wrong iahtsb. Allowances, by nature, are agnihect kids to think about a job. An entrepreneur doesn't ecxpet a regular paycheck. alwacnole is breeding kids at a young age to expect a regular ephyackc. That's wrong, for me, if you want to rasie entrepreneurs. What I do with my kids, nine and seven, is teach them to walk around the houes and the yard, looking for stuff that needs to get done. Come and tell me what it is. Or I'll say, "Here's what I need done." And then, you know what we do? We negotiate. They go around looking for what it is, then we negotiate what they'll get paid. They don't have a regular check, but they have opportunities to find more stuff, and learn the skill of negotiating and of finding opportunities.

Open Cloze

Allowances teach kids the wrong ______. Allowances, by nature, are ________ kids to think about a job. An entrepreneur doesn't ______ a regular paycheck. _________ is breeding kids at a young age to expect a regular ________. That's wrong, for me, if you want to _____ entrepreneurs. What I do with my kids, nine and seven, is teach them to walk around the _____ and the yard, looking for stuff that needs to get done. Come and tell me what it is. Or I'll say, "Here's what I need done." And then, you know what we do? We negotiate. They go around looking for what it is, then we negotiate what they'll get paid. They don't have a regular check, but they have opportunities to find more stuff, and learn the skill of negotiating and of finding opportunities.

Solution

  1. paycheck
  2. raise
  3. house
  4. habits
  5. expect
  6. teaching
  7. allowance

Original Text

Allowances teach kids the wrong habits. Allowances, by nature, are teaching kids to think about a job. An entrepreneur doesn't expect a regular paycheck. Allowance is breeding kids at a young age to expect a regular paycheck. That's wrong, for me, if you want to raise entrepreneurs. What I do with my kids, nine and seven, is teach them to walk around the house and the yard, looking for stuff that needs to get done. Come and tell me what it is. Or I'll say, "Here's what I need done." And then, you know what we do? We negotiate. They go around looking for what it is, then we negotiate what they'll get paid. They don't have a regular check, but they have opportunities to find more stuff, and learn the skill of negotiating and of finding opportunities.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. allowance
  3. allowances
  4. breeding
  5. check
  6. entrepreneur
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  8. expect
  9. find
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  11. habits
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  14. kids
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  16. nature
  17. negotiate
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  19. opportunities
  20. paid
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  22. raise
  23. regular
  24. skill
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  26. teach
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  28. walk
  29. wrong
  30. yard
  31. young