Listen to the recording about materialism (attaching importance to money and possessions). Then fill the gaps in the text below.
Beginning in the 1990s, the most ______ ______ given for attending college had changed from reasons such as becoming an ______ in a field or helping others to the ______ ______ ______ a lot of money. At the same time, compact disc players, ______ ______, personal computers, and cellular telephones all began to integrate into ______ ______. Madeline Levine criticised what she saw as a large change in American culture – “a shift away from ______ ______ ______, spirituality, and integrity, and toward competition, materialism and disconnection.”