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From the Ted Talk by Ed Gavagan: A story about knots and surgeons

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And at the next stop, a guy gets on the car, and he has this sort of visiting professor look to him. He's got the overstuffed leather satchel and the rectangular file case and a loatpp bag and the tewed jacket with the leather patches, and — (Laughter) — he looks at them, and then in a blink of an eye, he kneels down in front of them, and he starts to say, "You know, listen, here's how you can do it. Look, if you do this — " and he takes the laces out of their hand, and iastlntny, he starts tying these knots, and even better than they were doing it, remarkably. And it tnrus out they are medical students on their way to a lecture about the lstaet srtiunug techniques, and he's the guy giving the lctreue. (Laughter)

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And at the next stop, a guy gets on the car, and he has this sort of visiting professor look to him. He's got the overstuffed leather satchel and the rectangular file case and a ______ bag and the _____ jacket with the leather patches, and — (Laughter) — he looks at them, and then in a blink of an eye, he kneels down in front of them, and he starts to say, "You know, listen, here's how you can do it. Look, if you do this — " and he takes the laces out of their hand, and _________, he starts tying these knots, and even better than they were doing it, remarkably. And it _____ out they are medical students on their way to a lecture about the ______ ________ techniques, and he's the guy giving the _______. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. latest
  2. lecture
  3. tweed
  4. turns
  5. instantly
  6. suturing
  7. laptop

Original Text

And at the next stop, a guy gets on the car, and he has this sort of visiting professor look to him. He's got the overstuffed leather satchel and the rectangular file case and a laptop bag and the tweed jacket with the leather patches, and — (Laughter) — he looks at them, and then in a blink of an eye, he kneels down in front of them, and he starts to say, "You know, listen, here's how you can do it. Look, if you do this — " and he takes the laces out of their hand, and instantly, he starts tying these knots, and even better than they were doing it, remarkably. And it turns out they are medical students on their way to a lecture about the latest suturing techniques, and he's the guy giving the lecture. (Laughter)

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Important Words

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