TED “The paradox of choice / 選択のパラドックスについて” で英語学習

“The paradox of choice / 選択のパラドックスについて”というTED Talkで英語を勉強しましょう。ただ聞き流すだけではなく、下にある理解度チェックテストで、きちんと内容が聞き取れていたかを確認できます。「選択の自由」は私たちを幸せにするのか?私たちが日々生活する上で直面する「選択」について考察する、ユーモア満載の面白いプレゼンテーションです。

このTED Talkの紹介
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.



Which is the correct combination to complete the official dogma below? The more (1) ------- people have, the more (2) ------- they have. And the more (2) ------- they have, the more (3) ------- they have.

(a) (1) freedom (2) welfare (3) choice
(b) (1) choice (2) freedom (3) welfare
(c) (1) welfare (2) freedom (3) choice
(d) (1) choice (2) power (3) welfare

Which did Barry NOT mention to explain many choices in our lives today?

(a) Electricity
(b) Health care
(c) Communications
(d) A supermarket

According to Barry, the more choice people have, the ------- they become.

(a) less satisfied
(b) less miserable
(c) more satisfied
(d) more affluent

Barry introduced a story of buying a pair of jeans as an example of -------.

(a) escalation of expectations
(b) regret and anticipated regret
(c) opportunity costs
(d) self-blame

According to Barry, the secret to happiness is -------.

(a) freedom
(b) a fishbowl
(c) more options
(d) low expectations

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