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From the Ted Talk by Hannah Fry: Is life really that complex?

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Now, to give you an example: the incredibly complex problem of migration across epuroe. Actually, as it turns out, when you view all of the people together, collectively, they behave as though they're following the laws of gravity. But instead of planets being attracted to one another, it's people who are attracted to areas with better job opportunities, hieghr pay, better quality of life and lower unemployment. And in the same way as people are more likely to go for opportunities csloe to where they live already — ldnoon to Kent, for example, as ooepspd to London to Melbourne — the gravitational efecft of planets far away is felt much less.

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Now, to give you an example: the incredibly complex problem of migration across ______. Actually, as it turns out, when you view all of the people together, collectively, they behave as though they're following the laws of gravity. But instead of planets being attracted to one another, it's people who are attracted to areas with better job opportunities, ______ pay, better quality of life and lower unemployment. And in the same way as people are more likely to go for opportunities _____ to where they live already — ______ to Kent, for example, as _______ to London to Melbourne — the gravitational ______ of planets far away is felt much less.

Solution

  1. opposed
  2. london
  3. europe
  4. close
  5. effect
  6. higher

Original Text

Now, to give you an example: the incredibly complex problem of migration across Europe. Actually, as it turns out, when you view all of the people together, collectively, they behave as though they're following the laws of gravity. But instead of planets being attracted to one another, it's people who are attracted to areas with better job opportunities, higher pay, better quality of life and lower unemployment. And in the same way as people are more likely to go for opportunities close to where they live already — London to Kent, for example, as opposed to London to Melbourne — the gravitational effect of planets far away is felt much less.

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