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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let me give you an example. Let me marshal the evidence here. I'm not telling a story, I'm mniakg a case. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, some evidence: Dan Ariely, one of the great enciotmoss of our time, he and three colleagues did a study of some MIT students. They gave these MIT sudettns a bunch of games, gmeas that involved ctatieviry, and motor skills, and concentration. And the offered them, for performance, three levels of rewards: small reward, miedum reward, large reward. If you do really well you get the large reward, on down.

Open Cloze

Let me give you an example. Let me marshal the evidence here. I'm not telling a story, I'm ______ a case. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, some evidence: Dan Ariely, one of the great __________ of our time, he and three colleagues did a study of some MIT students. They gave these MIT ________ a bunch of games, _____ that involved __________, and motor skills, and concentration. And the offered them, for performance, three levels of rewards: small reward, ______ reward, large reward. If you do really well you get the large reward, on down.

Solution

  1. students
  2. games
  3. making
  4. medium
  5. economists
  6. creativity

Original Text

Let me give you an example. Let me marshal the evidence here. I'm not telling a story, I'm making a case. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, some evidence: Dan Ariely, one of the great economists of our time, he and three colleagues did a study of some MIT students. They gave these MIT students a bunch of games, games that involved creativity, and motor skills, and concentration. And the offered them, for performance, three levels of rewards: small reward, medium reward, large reward. If you do really well you get the large reward, on down.

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collocation frequency
candle problem 5
autonomy mastery 4
law school 4
people offered 3
extrinsic motivators 3
operating system 3

Important Words

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  6. creativity
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