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"From the Ted Talk by Chris Anderson: TED's secret to great public speaking"

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Three, build your idea, piece by piece, out of concepts that your audience already understands. You use the power of language to weave together concepts that already exist in your listeners' minds — but not your language, their language. You _____ where they are. The speakers often forget that many of the terms and concepts they live with are __________ unfamiliar to their audiences. Now, metaphors can play a _______ role in showing how the pieces fit together, because they reveal the desired _____ of the _______, _____ on an idea that the listener already understands.

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  1. start
  2. completely
  3. based
  4. crucial
  5. shape
  6. pattern

Original Text

Three, build your idea, piece by piece, out of concepts that your audience already understands. You use the power of language to weave together concepts that already exist in your listeners' minds — but not your language, their language. You start where they are. The speakers often forget that many of the terms and concepts they live with are completely unfamiliar to their audiences. Now, metaphors can play a crucial role in showing how the pieces fit together, because they reveal the desired shape of the pattern, based on an idea that the listener already understands.

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Important Words

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  2. audiences
  3. based
  4. build
  5. completely
  6. concepts
  7. crucial
  8. desired
  9. exist
  10. fit
  11. forget
  12. idea
  13. language
  14. listener
  15. live
  16. metaphors
  17. minds
  18. pattern
  19. piece
  20. pieces
  21. play
  22. power
  23. reveal
  24. role
  25. shape
  26. showing
  27. speakers
  28. start
  29. terms
  30. understands
  31. unfamiliar
  32. weave