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“The Ice Bucket Challenge” – Real Deal English

26 Aug , 2014  

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If you’ve been anywhere near the internet for the last month, you’ve probably seen lots of videos of people dumping buckets of water on their head. But what’s the real deal with this “Ice Bucket Challenge”? Why are people doing it? And it is helping?

Key Vocabulary:

challenge

“to raise awareness”

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

phenomenon

to catch on

“to follow suit”

ironically

to donate

“mixed feelings”

slacktivism

slacker

activism


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