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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Look at the options again. How do we know the first setaemtnt is more likely to be true? Because it’s a less spfiecic version of the second statement. Saying that Lucy is a portrait artist doesn’t make any claims about what else she might or might not do. But even though it’s far easier to imagine her playing poker than making art based on the background itiaorofmnn, the second statement is only true if she does both of these things. However ciontnettviuuire it seems to imagine Lucy as an artist, the second scenario adds another condition on top of that, mnkiag it less likely.

## Open Cloze

Look at the options again. How do we know the first _________ is more likely to be true? Because it’s a less ________ version of the second statement. Saying that Lucy is a portrait artist doesn’t make any claims about what else she might or might not do. But even though it’s far easier to imagine her playing poker than making art based on the background ___________, the second statement is only true if she does both of these things. However ________________ it seems to imagine Lucy as an artist, the second scenario adds another condition on top of that, ______ it less likely.

## Solution

1. specific
2. counterintuitive
3. making
4. statement
5. information

## Original Text

Look at the options again. How do we know the first statement is more likely to be true? Because it’s a less specific version of the second statement. Saying that Lucy is a portrait artist doesn’t make any claims about what else she might or might not do. But even though it’s far easier to imagine her playing poker than making art based on the background information, the second statement is only true if she does both of these things. However counterintuitive it seems to imagine Lucy as an artist, the second scenario adds another condition on top of that, making it less likely.

## Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

### ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
portrait artist 3
conjunction fallacy 3
playing poker 2
portrait artists 2

## Important Words

1. adds
2. art
3. artist
4. background
5. based
6. claims
7. condition
8. counterintuitive
9. easier
10. imagine
11. information
12. lucy
13. making
14. options
15. playing
16. poker
17. portrait
18. scenario
19. specific
20. statement
21. top
22. true
23. version