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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, a second thing pekor taught me is the importance of quantifying my thinking. When you're piynlag, you can't just get away with going, "Eh, they're probably bfufnlig." That's just going to lose you a bunch of money, because poker is a game of probabilities and precision, and so you have to train yourself to think in numbers. So now, whenever I catch myself thinking vaguely about something really important, like, "It's unlikely I'll frgoet what I want to say in my TED Talk," I now try to estimate it numerically.

## Open Cloze

Now, a second thing _____ taught me is the importance of quantifying my thinking. When you're _______, you can't just get away with going, "Eh, they're probably ________." That's just going to lose you a bunch of money, because poker is a game of probabilities and precision, and so you have to train yourself to think in numbers. So now, whenever I catch myself thinking vaguely about something really important, like, "It's unlikely I'll ______ what I want to say in my TED Talk," I now try to estimate it numerically.

1. bluffing
2. forget
3. playing
4. poker

## Original Text

Now, a second thing poker taught me is the importance of quantifying my thinking. When you're playing, you can't just get away with going, "Eh, they're probably bluffing." That's just going to lose you a bunch of money, because poker is a game of probabilities and precision, and so you have to train yourself to think in numbers. So now, whenever I catch myself thinking vaguely about something really important, like, "It's unlikely I'll forget what I want to say in my TED Talk," I now try to estimate it numerically.

## Important Words

1. bluffing
2. bunch
3. catch
4. estimate
5. forget
6. game
7. importance
8. important
9. lose
10. money
11. numbers
12. numerically
13. playing
14. poker
15. precision
16. probabilities
17. quantifying
18. talk
19. taught
20. ted
21. thinking
22. train
23. vaguely