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"From the Ted Talk by Erez Yoeli: How to motivate people to do good for others"

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Why? Well, we all know people care depely about what others think of them, that we try to be seen as generous and kind, and we try to avoid being seen as selfish or a mooch. Whether we are aware of it or not, this is a big part of why people do good, and so small changes that give pleope more credit for doing good, those changes can make a really big difference. Small changes like sciiwhtng from a hoitnle, where nobody will ever find out about your good deed, to a sign-up sheet where anyone who walks by can see your name.

Open Cloze

Why? Well, we all know people care ______ about what others think of them, that we try to be seen as generous and kind, and we try to avoid being seen as selfish or a mooch. Whether we are aware of it or not, this is a big part of why people do good, and so small changes that give ______ more credit for doing good, those changes can make a really big difference. Small changes like _________ from a _______, where nobody will ever find out about your good deed, to a sign-up sheet where anyone who walks by can see your name.

Solution

  1. people
  2. switching
  3. hotline
  4. deeply

Original Text

Why? Well, we all know people care deeply about what others think of them, that we try to be seen as generous and kind, and we try to avoid being seen as selfish or a mooch. Whether we are aware of it or not, this is a big part of why people do good, and so small changes that give people more credit for doing good, those changes can make a really big difference. Small changes like switching from a hotline, where nobody will ever find out about your good deed, to a sign-up sheet where anyone who walks by can see your name.

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collocation frequency
good deed 6
communicate expectations 4
salvation army 3

Important Words

  1. avoid
  2. aware
  3. big
  4. care
  5. credit
  6. deed
  7. deeply
  8. difference
  9. find
  10. generous
  11. give
  12. good
  13. hotline
  14. kind
  15. mooch
  16. part
  17. people
  18. selfish
  19. sheet
  20. small
  21. switching
  22. walks