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From the Ted Talk "Tristram Wyatt: The smelly mystery of the human pheromone"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So what should we be doing in our hearsc for human pheromones? I'm fairly convinced that we do have them. We're lmsamma, like everybody else who's a mammal, and we probably do have them. But what I think we should do is go right back to the beginning, and aiabcllsy look all over the body. No mreatt how embarrassing, we need to search and go for the first time where no one else has dared tread. It's going to be difficult, it's going to be embarrassing, but we need to look. We also need to go back to the edisa that Butenandt used when he was studying the silk moth. We need to go back and look systematically at all the molecules that are being produced, and work out which ones are really involved. It isn't good enough simply to pluck a couple and say, "They'll do." We have to actually demonstrate that they really have the effects we claim.

Open Cloze

So what should we be doing in our ______ for human pheromones? I'm fairly convinced that we do have them. We're _______, like everybody else who's a mammal, and we probably do have them. But what I think we should do is go right back to the beginning, and _________ look all over the body. No ______ how embarrassing, we need to search and go for the first time where no one else has dared tread. It's going to be difficult, it's going to be embarrassing, but we need to look. We also need to go back to the _____ that Butenandt used when he was studying the silk moth. We need to go back and look systematically at all the molecules that are being produced, and work out which ones are really involved. It isn't good enough simply to pluck a couple and say, "They'll do." We have to actually demonstrate that they really have the effects we claim.

Solution

  1. matter
  2. search
  3. ideas
  4. mammals
  5. basically

Original Text

So what should we be doing in our search for human pheromones? I'm fairly convinced that we do have them. We're mammals, like everybody else who's a mammal, and we probably do have them. But what I think we should do is go right back to the beginning, and basically look all over the body. No matter how embarrassing, we need to search and go for the first time where no one else has dared tread. It's going to be difficult, it's going to be embarrassing, but we need to look. We also need to go back to the ideas that Butenandt used when he was studying the silk moth. We need to go back and look systematically at all the molecules that are being produced, and work out which ones are really involved. It isn't good enough simply to pluck a couple and say, "They'll do." We have to actually demonstrate that they really have the effects we claim.

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Important Words

  1. basically
  2. beginning
  3. body
  4. butenandt
  5. claim
  6. convinced
  7. couple
  8. dared
  9. demonstrate
  10. difficult
  11. effects
  12. embarrassing
  13. good
  14. human
  15. ideas
  16. involved
  17. mammal
  18. mammals
  19. matter
  20. molecules
  21. moth
  22. pheromones
  23. pluck
  24. produced
  25. search
  26. silk
  27. simply
  28. studying
  29. systematically
  30. time
  31. tread
  32. work