Saturday, 14 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 75. Money Buys Happiness. Extra Word Formation

A recent study carried out by 1______________ (RESEARCH) at the University of Warwick claims to show 2______________ (CONCLUDE) that money can buy you happiness. There has always been an 3_____________ (ASSUME) that the more money you have, the happier you are, but until now it has been 4_____________ (SURPRISE) difficult to prove.The study, which is based on the 5_____________ (RESPOND) of 9,000 families in the 1990s, looked at the effects of 6___________ (WIND) -such as a lottery win or the receipt of an 7______________ (INHERIT)- on people´s 8_____________ (BE). It found that receiving just £ 1,000 is 9_____________ (SUFFICE) to change the average person's 10________________ (LOOK) on life, though it would take at least £ 1 million to jump from being very unhappy and 11____________ (SATISFY) to being very happy and contented. And of course, a 12_____________ (MILLION) would require 13_______________ (CONSIDER) more to make the same leap. However it seems that happiness 14_________ (GAIN) from money does not last and the 15______________ (PLEASE) wears off as you get used to it. Professor Andrew Oswald, who led the research, also points out that money is not  the only source of 16_________________ (CONTENT), and other factors, such as strong 17____________ (MARRY), play an important role. 


1 researchers

2. conclusively 

3. assumption

4. surprisingly

5. responses

6. windfalls
windfall: an amount of money that somebody/something wins or receives unexpectedly. Sp. ganancia inesperada. E.g. The hospital got a sudden windfall of £300000. Windfall profits. The government imposed a windfall tax (= a tax on profits to be paid once only, not every year) on some industries.

7. inheritance 
Receipt: /rɪˈsiːt/ the act of receiving something. Sp. Recepción. E.g. to acknowledge receipt of a letter.

8. wellbeing 

9. sufficient

10. outlook  
Outlook: the attitude to life and the world of a particular person, group or culture. Sp. Perspectiva, punto de vista. E.g. he had a practical outlook on life.

11. unsatisfied
Contented: /kənˈtentɪd/ showing or feeling happiness or satisfaction, especially because your life is good. Sp. Satisfecho. E.g. a contented smile. He was a contented man.

12. millionaire

13. considerably 
Leap: a long or high jump. E.g. a leap of six metres

14. gained 

15. pleasure 
wear off to gradually disappear or stop. Sp. pasar, desgastarse, desaparecer. E.g. The effects of the drug will soon wear off. The novelty of married life was beginning to wear off.

16. contentment/ contentedness
Contentment: /kənˈtentmənt/ a feeling of happiness or satisfaction. Sp. satisfacción. E.g. he has found contentment at last. A sigh of contentment

17. marriage

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