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From the Ted Talk by Sara Lomelin: Your invitation to disrupt philanthropy

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I want to inivte you over for dinner at my house. When you walk in, there are chairs cramped everywhere, slmels delicious, you hear people lhganiug, you see frnedis hugging and tleilng stories. There are more than 20 of us here tonight. Teachers, tech lareeds, lawyers, moms. It’s loud, and it’s chaotic. But even if this is your first time, it feels like home. And then we'll sit down to work. Because tonight is not a regular dinenr. Tonight is the caultmionin of months of conversations and learning in my living room. At the end of this night, 30,000 dollars will go out to a local grassroots nonprofit that is doing amazing work in our community. And that money came from everyone in the room. And the decision of where that money is going included all of our voices.

Open Cloze

I want to ______ you over for dinner at my house. When you walk in, there are chairs cramped everywhere, ______ delicious, you hear people ________, you see _______ hugging and _______ stories. There are more than 20 of us here tonight. Teachers, tech _______, lawyers, moms. It’s loud, and it’s chaotic. But even if this is your first time, it feels like home. And then we'll sit down to work. Because tonight is not a regular ______. Tonight is the ___________ of months of conversations and learning in my living room. At the end of this night, 30,000 dollars will go out to a local grassroots nonprofit that is doing amazing work in our community. And that money came from everyone in the room. And the decision of where that money is going included all of our voices.

Solution

  1. friends
  2. invite
  3. culmination
  4. leaders
  5. telling
  6. smells
  7. laughing
  8. dinner

Original Text

I want to invite you over for dinner at my house. When you walk in, there are chairs cramped everywhere, smells delicious, you hear people laughing, you see friends hugging and telling stories. There are more than 20 of us here tonight. Teachers, tech leaders, lawyers, moms. It’s loud, and it’s chaotic. But even if this is your first time, it feels like home. And then we'll sit down to work. Because tonight is not a regular dinner. Tonight is the culmination of months of conversations and learning in my living room. At the end of this night, 30,000 dollars will go out to a local grassroots nonprofit that is doing amazing work in our community. And that money came from everyone in the room. And the decision of where that money is going included all of our voices.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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