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"From the Ted Talk by Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What's the evidence of wiping out? First, it's a new fear of intimacy. iamnicty means physical, emotional cneotncion with somebody else — and especially with somebody of the opposite sex who gives off aougubims, contradictory, pcroesnehpohst signals. (Laughter) And every year there's research done on self-reported shyness among college students. And we're seeing a steady increase among males. And this is two kinds. It's a social awkwardness. The old shyness was a fear of rcijteoen. It's a social awkwardness like you're a sgetnarr in a foreign land. They don't know what to say, they don't know what to do, especially one-on-one [with the] opposite sex. They don't know the language of face contact, the non-verbal and verbal set of rules that enblae you to comfortably talk to somebody else, listen to somebody else.

Open Cloze

What's the evidence of wiping out? First, it's a new fear of intimacy. ________ means physical, emotional __________ with somebody else — and especially with somebody of the opposite sex who gives off _________, contradictory, ______________ signals. (Laughter) And every year there's research done on self-reported shyness among college students. And we're seeing a steady increase among males. And this is two kinds. It's a social awkwardness. The old shyness was a fear of _________. It's a social awkwardness like you're a ________ in a foreign land. They don't know what to say, they don't know what to do, especially one-on-one [with the] opposite sex. They don't know the language of face contact, the non-verbal and verbal set of rules that ______ you to comfortably talk to somebody else, listen to somebody else.

Solution

  1. ambiguous
  2. enable
  3. rejection
  4. stranger
  5. connection
  6. intimacy
  7. phosphorescent

Original Text

What's the evidence of wiping out? First, it's a new fear of intimacy. Intimacy means physical, emotional connection with somebody else — and especially with somebody of the opposite sex who gives off ambiguous, contradictory, phosphorescent signals. (Laughter) And every year there's research done on self-reported shyness among college students. And we're seeing a steady increase among males. And this is two kinds. It's a social awkwardness. The old shyness was a fear of rejection. It's a social awkwardness like you're a stranger in a foreign land. They don't know what to say, they don't know what to do, especially one-on-one [with the] opposite sex. They don't know the language of face contact, the non-verbal and verbal set of rules that enable you to comfortably talk to somebody else, listen to somebody else.

Important Words

  1. ambiguous
  2. awkwardness
  3. college
  4. comfortably
  5. connection
  6. contact
  7. contradictory
  8. emotional
  9. enable
  10. evidence
  11. face
  12. fear
  13. foreign
  14. increase
  15. intimacy
  16. kinds
  17. land
  18. language
  19. laughter
  20. listen
  21. males
  22. means
  23. phosphorescent
  24. physical
  25. rejection
  26. research
  27. rules
  28. set
  29. sex
  30. shyness
  31. signals
  32. social
  33. steady
  34. stranger
  35. students
  36. talk
  37. verbal
  38. wiping
  39. year