Older People are Happier - Nouns Cloze

(Text and video CC by Laura Carstensen on TED)

Sarah Bray
Activity set and vocabulary definitions and translations by: Sarah Bray.
Voice of Steven Starry in vocabulary lists recordings.

First, do these vocabulary activities: Nouns (this one), Verbs and Other. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Then, do the Cloze. Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


   behavior      complacency      crucible      date      despair      distress      downturn      ease      expectancy      expertise      finding      folk      Gallup      issue      loss      matter      outcome      poll      poverty      respondent      set      shift      survey   
- a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc. (complacencia)
- freedom from concern, anxiety, or solicitude; a quiet state of mind. (facilidad)
a - a container. (contenedor)
– a manner of behaving or acting. (comportamiento)
a – something that is lost. (pérdida)
a – a method of gathering information by asking representative people questions. (encuesta)
- great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble. (angustia)
a – a sampling or collection of opinions on a subject, taken from either a selected or a random group of people. (sondeo de opinión)
a – a discovery. (hallazgo)
a - an act or instance of turning down or the state of being turned down. (declive)
– loss of hope, and hopelessness. (desesperación)
– issue. (cuestión)
a – a change. (cambio)
– people. (gente)
a poll – an opinion poll carried out by the Gallup Organization. (sondeo de opinión Gallup)
a television - an electronic device that receives television signals, and displays the resulting images on a screen. (aparato de televisión)
life - the anticipation of how long someone will live. (esperanza de vida)
- the state of being very poor. (pobreza)
- great knowledge in a particular field or job. (conocimiento y experiencia)
a - a person who participates in research by answering questions in a survey. (persona que responde a un cuestionario)
a blind - a prearranged social meeting with a potential lover. (una cita a ciegas)
the - the result. (el resultado)
an - a problem. (problema)