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Living without money

Hello guys!

Here´s a gap-filling exercise for you. Remember that you will have an exercise like this in your exam. I hope you enjoy it! Answers at the bottom.

LIVING WITHOUT MONEY

The recession has caused many to think (0) _____and hard about their relationship to money. Why does it mean so much? Why (1) _______ we just do without it? Well, most of us really, really love (2) _______ clothes, cars and, uh, food, and we need money to buy (3) ______. But Details Magazine  found one man who has decided (4) ______go without.

Daniel Suelo has had jobs. He has a (5) ______in anthropology from a university, too. But after living (6) _____a monk in Thailand and with the sadhus in India, he decided that he (7) _______ bring the practice of “seeking enlightenment in self-abnegation” to America — where he lives without money in a cave. He *forages for his food and he bathes in a river.

Many people (8) _______ see Suelo might think he’s homeless or just plain crazy, but his philosophy doesn’t sound so (9) ______, especially during these days of financial duress. Suelo says in Details that he’s “Giving (10) _______  possessions, living beyond credit and debt… freely giving and freely taking, forgiving all debts, (11) _______ nobody a thing, living and walking without guilt… judgment.”

And he’s not the only (12) ________. A documentary called “Living Without Money” profiles a 67-year-old German woman, Heidemarie Schwermer, who used to be a psychotherapist and in her practice found many unemployed who felt (13) ________ and many employed who felt equally miserable (14) _________ with work. She decided to (15) _______ up a swapping circle, which worked so well that she gave (16) _________ her apartment, all of her material belongings and (17) _________away her credit cards. She decided to live (18) ________ without money herself. She’s now lived 12 years without money and says she’s never felt (19) ________.

For most of us, money means something. But at (20) _______we know that humans have the capacity to live without it.

set threw look which long
after least lots who owing
because away can’t even theirs
like weird degree one as
nevertheless freer our it to
them wouldn´t worthless up entirely
(0)   long (1) (2) (3) (4)
(5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
(10) (11) (12) (13) (14)
(15) (16) (17) (18) (19)
(20)

*forage – search

KEY–KEY-KEY-KEY-KEY

The recession has caused many to think long and hard about their relationship to money. Why does it mean so much? Why can’t we just do without it? Well, most of us really, really love our clothes, cars and, uh, food, and we need money to buy it. But Details Magazine  found one man who has decided to go without.

Daniel Suelo has had jobs. He has a degree in anthropology from a university, too. But after living as a monk in Thailand and with the sadhus in India, he decided that he would bring the practice of “seeking enlightenment in self-abnegation” to America — where he lives without money in a cave. He *forages for his food and he bathes in a river.

Many people who see Suelo might think he’s homeless or just plain crazy, but his philosophy doesn’t sound so weird, especially during these days of financial duress. Suelo says in Details that he’s “Giving up possessions, living beyond credit and debt… freely giving and freely taking, forgiving all debts, owing nobody a thing, living and walking without guilt… judgment.”

And he’s not the only one. A documentary called “Living Without Money” profiles a 67-year-old German woman, Heidemarie Schwermer, who used to be a psychotherapist and in her practice found many unemployed who felt worthless and many employed who felt equally miserable even with work. She decided to set up a swapping circle, which worked so well that she gave away her apartment, all of her material belongings and threw away her credit cards. She decided to live entirely without money herself. She’s now lived 12 years without money and says she’s never felt freer.

For most of us, money means something. But at least we know that humans have the capacity to live without it.

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