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From the Ted Talk by Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others

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So I can think of days that have gone horribly wrong for me. I'm fed up, I'm grumpy, I'm treid, and I'm so behind, and there's a big black cloud hanging over my head, and on days like these, it looks like everyone around me is down in the dumps too. My cluolgaee at work looks aennoyd when I ask for an extension on a deadline, and my friend looks frtsutraed when I show up late for lunch because a meeting ran long, and at the end of the day, my husband looks dspiaitneopd because I'd rather go to bed than go to the movies. And on days like these, when everybody looks upset and angry to me, I try to remind myself that there are other ways of seeing them. Perhaps my colleague was confused, perhaps my friend was concerned, and perhaps my husband was feeling empathy instead. So we all see the world through our own mind's eye, and on some days, it might look like the world is a dnaoreugs and challenging and insurmountable place, but it doesn't have to look that way all the time. We can tcaeh ourselves to see it differently, and when we find a way to make the wolrd look nicer and easier, it might actually become so.

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So I can think of days that have gone horribly wrong for me. I'm fed up, I'm grumpy, I'm _____, and I'm so behind, and there's a big black cloud hanging over my head, and on days like these, it looks like everyone around me is down in the dumps too. My _________ at work looks _______ when I ask for an extension on a deadline, and my friend looks __________ when I show up late for lunch because a meeting ran long, and at the end of the day, my husband looks ____________ because I'd rather go to bed than go to the movies. And on days like these, when everybody looks upset and angry to me, I try to remind myself that there are other ways of seeing them. Perhaps my colleague was confused, perhaps my friend was concerned, and perhaps my husband was feeling empathy instead. So we all see the world through our own mind's eye, and on some days, it might look like the world is a _________ and challenging and insurmountable place, but it doesn't have to look that way all the time. We can _____ ourselves to see it differently, and when we find a way to make the _____ look nicer and easier, it might actually become so.

Solution

  1. world
  2. annoyed
  3. teach
  4. dangerous
  5. tired
  6. disappointed
  7. colleague
  8. frustrated

Original Text

So I can think of days that have gone horribly wrong for me. I'm fed up, I'm grumpy, I'm tired, and I'm so behind, and there's a big black cloud hanging over my head, and on days like these, it looks like everyone around me is down in the dumps too. My colleague at work looks annoyed when I ask for an extension on a deadline, and my friend looks frustrated when I show up late for lunch because a meeting ran long, and at the end of the day, my husband looks disappointed because I'd rather go to bed than go to the movies. And on days like these, when everybody looks upset and angry to me, I try to remind myself that there are other ways of seeing them. Perhaps my colleague was confused, perhaps my friend was concerned, and perhaps my husband was feeling empathy instead. So we all see the world through our own mind's eye, and on some days, it might look like the world is a dangerous and challenging and insurmountable place, but it doesn't have to look that way all the time. We can teach ourselves to see it differently, and when we find a way to make the world look nicer and easier, it might actually become so.

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Important Words

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  26. frustrated
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  30. horribly
  31. husband
  32. insurmountable
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  37. movies
  38. nicer
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  41. remind
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  43. teach
  44. time
  45. tired
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  48. work
  49. world
  50. wrong