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"From the Ted Talk by Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)"

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I consider the common house the secret sauce of cuoohsnig. It's the secret sauce because it's the place where the social interactions and community life begin, and from there, it radiates out through the rest of the community. Inside our common hsoue, we have a lrage dining room to seat all 28 of us and our guests, and we dine together three times a week. In support of those meals, we have a large kitchen so that we can take turns cooking for each other in teams of three. So that means, with 17 adults, I lead cook once every six wekes. Two other times, I show up and help my team with the preparation and cleanup. And all those other nights, I just show up. I have dniner, talk with my nbroiehgs, and I go home, having been fed a dlioiuces meal by someone who cares about my vegetarian pnrreeefces.

Open Cloze

I consider the common house the secret sauce of _________. It's the secret sauce because it's the place where the social interactions and community life begin, and from there, it radiates out through the rest of the community. Inside our common _____, we have a _____ dining room to seat all 28 of us and our guests, and we dine together three times a week. In support of those meals, we have a large kitchen so that we can take turns cooking for each other in teams of three. So that means, with 17 adults, I lead cook once every six _____. Two other times, I show up and help my team with the preparation and cleanup. And all those other nights, I just show up. I have ______, talk with my _________, and I go home, having been fed a _________ meal by someone who cares about my vegetarian ___________.

Solution

  1. cohousing
  2. delicious
  3. neighbors
  4. weeks
  5. preferences
  6. dinner
  7. house
  8. large

Original Text

I consider the common house the secret sauce of cohousing. It's the secret sauce because it's the place where the social interactions and community life begin, and from there, it radiates out through the rest of the community. Inside our common house, we have a large dining room to seat all 28 of us and our guests, and we dine together three times a week. In support of those meals, we have a large kitchen so that we can take turns cooking for each other in teams of three. So that means, with 17 adults, I lead cook once every six weeks. Two other times, I show up and help my team with the preparation and cleanup. And all those other nights, I just show up. I have dinner, talk with my neighbors, and I go home, having been fed a delicious meal by someone who cares about my vegetarian preferences.

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Important Words

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