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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Dunn: Helping others makes us happier -- but it matters how we do it

Unscramble the Blue Letters

For example, in one experiment, we gave participants an opportunity to donate a bit of money to either uecnif or Spread the Net. We chose these charities intentionally, because they were pnrertas and shared the same clrctiliay important goal of promoting children's health. But I think UNICEF is just such a big, broad cahrtiy that it can be a little hard to envision how your own small dinotaon will make a difference. In contrast, Spread the Net offers donors a concrete promise: for every 10 dollars donated, they provide one bed net to protect a child from malaria.

Open Cloze

For example, in one experiment, we gave participants an opportunity to donate a bit of money to either ______ or Spread the Net. We chose these charities intentionally, because they were ________ and shared the same __________ important goal of promoting children's health. But I think UNICEF is just such a big, broad _______ that it can be a little hard to envision how your own small ________ will make a difference. In contrast, Spread the Net offers donors a concrete promise: for every 10 dollars donated, they provide one bed net to protect a child from malaria.

Solution

  1. critically
  2. donation
  3. unicef
  4. charity
  5. partners

Original Text

For example, in one experiment, we gave participants an opportunity to donate a bit of money to either UNICEF or Spread the Net. We chose these charities intentionally, because they were partners and shared the same critically important goal of promoting children's health. But I think UNICEF is just such a big, broad charity that it can be a little hard to envision how your own small donation will make a difference. In contrast, Spread the Net offers donors a concrete promise: for every 10 dollars donated, they provide one bed net to protect a child from malaria.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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charitable giving 2
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people gave 2
training wheels 2
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eye contact 2

Important Words

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  39. unicef