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Volunteering

Have you ever done any kind of volunteer work? Do you donate money to any charities? Do you think it is important for young people to do community service?
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admire
Many people _______ the work of Mother Teresa. =to respect and like someone because they have done something that you think is good
challenging
The work is physically ________. = difficult but in an interesting or enjoyable way
donate
They _______ money each month to public TV. = to give something, especially money, to a person or an organization in order to help them
managed
He ________ to do all of his homework. = to succeed in doing something difficult, especially after trying very hard
inspire
When celebrities volunteer, it can ______ other people to also volunteer. = to encourage someone by making them feel confident and eager to do something
passionate
He is very ________ about helping people. = having very strong feelings about soemthing
proud
She is ______ of the work they have done to help people. = feeling pleased about something that you have done or a thing or person connected to you.
satisfaction
He got a feeling of ______ from helping others. = a feeling of happiness or pleasure because you have achieved something or got what you wanted
determined
She was _______ to find a way to help them. =having a strong desire to do something, so that you will not let anyone stop you
proposal
They put in a ______ to the director of the program. = a plan or suggestion which is made formally to an official person or group, or the act of making it
devote
They ______ a lot of time to helping homeless people. = to use a period of time for a specific purpose
thrilled
She was ______ to be a part of the program. = very excited, happy, and pleased
environmental
He does work with an _________ organization. = concerning or affecting the air, land, or water on Earth
mandatory
Some people think that _______ community service is a good idea for high school students. = when the law or rules say it must be done; no choice
medical
Many people can't afford ________ treatment. = relating to health and the treatment of disease or injury
political
He did some volunteer work with a ______ party during the election. = relating to the ways that different people have power in a government or within a group, organization
personal
She thinks volunteering should be a ________ choice. = relating to the private areas of your life
religious
Her reasons for volunteering are _______. = relating to religion in general or to a particular religion
volunteer
They ________ at a homeless shelter. = to offer to do work without receiving money.
self-esteem
Helping others can raise one's _______. the feeling of being satisfied with your own abilities; feeling that you are a good person
service
They did some community ________ at a local park. = things you do to help people in your local area.
accomplish
He was able to ______ a lot in a short time. = to succeed in doing something, especially after trying very hard
generous
Their family was very _______. = happy to give money or things to help other people
responsiblities
Students often have many _______. = things that people have to do as part of their job, etc.
citizen
They talked about how to be a good _______. = a member of society
requirement
Community service is a _______ at some schools. = something that must be done because of a law or rule
oxymoron
Some people say 'mandatory volunteering' is an ________. =a deliberate combination of two words that seem to mean the opposite of each other, such as 'cruel kindness'
willingly
Many students volunteered ________. = by their own choice; not forced
organizations
There are many __________ that focus on the saving the environment. = a group such as a club or business that has formed for a particular purpose:
freshman
1st year in high school or college
sophomore
2nd year in high school or college
junior
3rd year in high school or college
senior
4th year in high school or college
opposed
She is ________ to the idea of mandatory volunteering. = to disagree with something such as a plan or idea and try to prevent it from happening or succeeding
senior citizens
They help _________ on the weekends. = older people; in the U.S. over 65 years old
provide
They _______ blankets and clothing for the homeless. = give
shelter
She volunteers at an animal ________. = a place where people or animals that have nowhere to live or that are in danger can stay and receive help
resentful
Some people are ________ if they are forced to do community service. = feeling angry and upset about something that you think is unfair
exceptional
Justin is an ________ young man. =unusually good
quality
The ________ of his work was very high. = how good or bad something is
motivation
What is your ________ for doing this work? = the reason why you want to do something
commitment
There is a big time __________ for this project. = something that you have promised you will do or that you have to do
philanthropy
Many rich people such as Bill Gates are very interested in ________. =the practice of giving money and help to people who are poor or in trouble
fulfilling
Helping others can be very _______.= making you feel happy and satisfied because you are doing interesting, useful, or important things
ridiculous
He said that the project was ______. = so stupid or silly that it is funny
foundation
She started a ________ that focuses on helping homeless people. = an organization that gives or collects money to be used for special purposes, especially for charity or for medical research
charities
He give money to several _______. = organizations that gives money, goods, or help to people who are poor, sick etc
refugees
She teaches English to _______. = someone who has been forced to leave their country, especially during a war, or for political or religious reasons
established
He ________ an after school program for poor children. = to start a company, organization, system, etc that is intended to exist or continue for a long time
empower
They try to _______ people with little education. = to give someone more control over their own life or situation
income
He gives part of his ______ to charities every month. = the money that you earn from your work or that you receive from investments, the government etc
philosophy
His _______ is that helping people is more important than making money. = your ideas or beliefs that guide your behavior
make a difference
He wants to do work in which he can ________. = to do something that has a positive effect on a person, group, or the world.
editorial
The newspaper printed an ________ about mandatory volunteering. = a piece of writing in a newspaper that gives the editor's opinion about something, rather than reporting facts