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From the Ted Talk by Kang Lee: Can you really tell if a kid is lying?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So now, let's take a cselor look at the younger clirdhen. Why do some but not all ynuog children lie? In cooking, you need good ingredients to cook good food. And good lying rqeeuirs two key ingredients. The first key ingredient is theory of mind, or the mind-reading ability. Mind reiandg is the ability to know that different people have different knowledge about the suititoan and the ability to differentiate between what I know and what you know. Mind reading is important for lying because the basis of lying is that I know you don't know what I know. Therefore, I can lie to you.

Open Cloze

So now, let's take a ______ look at the younger ________. Why do some but not all _____ children lie? In cooking, you need good ingredients to cook good food. And good lying ________ two key ingredients. The first key ingredient is theory of mind, or the mind-reading ability. Mind _______ is the ability to know that different people have different knowledge about the _________ and the ability to differentiate between what I know and what you know. Mind reading is important for lying because the basis of lying is that I know you don't know what I know. Therefore, I can lie to you.

Solution

  1. closer
  2. requires
  3. young
  4. children
  5. situation
  6. reading

Original Text

So now, let's take a closer look at the younger children. Why do some but not all young children lie? In cooking, you need good ingredients to cook good food. And good lying requires two key ingredients. The first key ingredient is theory of mind, or the mind-reading ability. Mind reading is the ability to know that different people have different knowledge about the situation and the ability to differentiate between what I know and what you know. Mind reading is important for lying because the basis of lying is that I know you don't know what I know. Therefore, I can lie to you.

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Important Words

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  22. theory
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