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Madrid reading 3

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  • 1. Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas CONSEJERÍA DE EDUCACIÓN Comunidad de Madrid CERTIFICADO DE NIVEL INTERMEDIO INGLÉS COMPRENSIÓN DE LECTURA TAREA 3 - 1 - MARKTASK 3 (6 x 1 mark = 6 marks) Read the text and complete each gap with ONE suitable word from the list supplied. Then write your answers in the boxes provided. Each item can be used only ONCE. There are six items you will not need. Gap 0 has been completed as an example. HOW DONATING MONEY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL RICHER I recently spoke with Lisa Philp, head of philanthropic services at JP Morgan Private Bank, who told me she has noticed an interesting gender shift in her clients _____[0] _____ the past year or so. She used to work primarily with men, but _____ [14] _____ two thirds of her clients are women. She attributes the shift to the growth in the number of women in leadership roles in business, as well as the fact that women tend to take the reins of family foundations. Today, there's _____[15]_____ a broader movement in the world of philanthropy to involve and encourage women through groups such as Women Moving Millions and the Women's Funding Network. "The women's funding _____ [16] _____ has grown by leaps and bounds," Philp says. Giving circles, where a group of people pool their money and then jointly decide where to put it, have also grown in popularity, especially among women, says Philp. She participates in _____[17]_____ in New York that focuses on supporting Asian-American projects or organizations led by women. "You end up learning about more organizations than you would on your own and gain from the collective knowledge of others," Philp explains. While it may sound like a crazy time to talk about giving money away, with the economic pinch many of us are feeling, it actually might be the _____ [18] _____ time. As Brent Kessel, author of It's Not About the Money recently told me in an interview, acts of generosity can help us feel content with what we have. "The irony is...you can't be giving money away and feel like you don't have enough," he says. "The act itself changes the _____ [19] _____ you convey to yourself." What do you think? Have you curtailed your generosity, or are you looking for ways to expand it? Adapted from © Kimberly Palmer. US News & World Report, 2008 AFTER MESSAGE NOW WORST ALMOST MONEY ONE ALSO MOVEMENT OVER LEARNING NEITHER PERFECT 0. OVER 14. 17. 15. 18. 16. 19.

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