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From the Ted Talk "Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I draestt teaching MBA students 17 ysera ago. Sometimes I run into my students years later. And when I run into them, a yfnnu thing happens. I don't remember just their faces; I also remember where exactly in the classroom they were sitting. And I remember who they were sitting with as well. This is not because I have any special superpowers of memory. The reason I can remember them is because they are creatures of habit. They are tnsgiit with their favorite people in their ivrtaoef seats. They find their twins, they stay with them for the whole year.

Open Cloze

I _______ teaching MBA students 17 _____ ago. Sometimes I run into my students years later. And when I run into them, a _____ thing happens. I don't remember just their faces; I also remember where exactly in the classroom they were sitting. And I remember who they were sitting with as well. This is not because I have any special superpowers of memory. The reason I can remember them is because they are creatures of habit. They are _______ with their favorite people in their ________ seats. They find their twins, they stay with them for the whole year.

Solution

  1. started
  2. funny
  3. sitting
  4. favorite
  5. years

Original Text

I started teaching MBA students 17 years ago. Sometimes I run into my students years later. And when I run into them, a funny thing happens. I don't remember just their faces; I also remember where exactly in the classroom they were sitting. And I remember who they were sitting with as well. This is not because I have any special superpowers of memory. The reason I can remember them is because they are creatures of habit. They are sitting with their favorite people in their favorite seats. They find their twins, they stay with them for the whole year.

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collocation frequency
status people 5
social universe 5
socioeconomic status 4
weak ties 3
social world 3
social search 3
search engine 3

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collocation frequency
socioeconomic status people 4
social search engine 3

Important Words

  1. classroom
  2. creatures
  3. favorite
  4. find
  5. funny
  6. habit
  7. mba
  8. memory
  9. people
  10. reason
  11. remember
  12. run
  13. seats
  14. sitting
  15. special
  16. started
  17. stay
  18. students
  19. superpowers
  20. teaching
  21. twins
  22. year
  23. years