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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

"I'll be glad to swap it out with you. In fact, I'll come to your dorm room, just give me an email. Better yet, I'll check with you. You ever want to change your mind, it's toatlly returnable." The other half of the students are told exactly the opposite: "Make your choice, and by the way, the mail is going out, gosh, in two muniets, to England. Your picture will be winging its way over the altanitc. You will never see it again." Half of the students in each of these conditions are aeskd to make ponteiricds about how much they're going to come to like the picture that they keep and the picture they leave behind. Other students are just sent back to their little dorm rooms and they are mueresad over the next three to six days on their satisfaction with the pictures. Look at what we find.

## Open Cloze

"I'll be glad to swap it out with you. In fact, I'll come to your dorm room, just give me an email. Better yet, I'll check with you. You ever want to change your mind, it's _______ returnable." The other half of the students are told exactly the opposite: "Make your choice, and by the way, the mail is going out, gosh, in two _______, to England. Your picture will be winging its way over the ________. You will never see it again." Half of the students in each of these conditions are _____ to make ___________ about how much they're going to come to like the picture that they keep and the picture they leave behind. Other students are just sent back to their little dorm rooms and they are ________ over the next three to six days on their satisfaction with the pictures. Look at what we find.

1. totally
2. minutes
3. predictions
4. measured
5. atlantic

## Original Text

"I'll be glad to swap it out with you. In fact, I'll come to your dorm room, just give me an email. Better yet, I'll check with you. You ever want to change your mind, it's totally returnable." The other half of the students are told exactly the opposite: "Make your choice, and by the way, the mail is going out, gosh, in two minutes, to England. Your picture will be winging its way over the Atlantic. You will never see it again." Half of the students in each of these conditions are asked to make predictions about how much they're going to come to like the picture that they keep and the picture they leave behind. Other students are just sent back to their little dorm rooms and they are measured over the next three to six days on their satisfaction with the pictures. Look at what we find.

## Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

### ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
synthetic happiness 5
monet prints 3
million years 2
prefrontal cortex 2
human beings 2
shopping mall 2
remarkable machinery 2
people synthesizing 2
synthesizing happiness 2
moreese bickham 2
amnesiac patients 2
normal controls 2
psychological immune 2

## Important Words

2. atlantic
3. change
4. check
5. choice
6. conditions
7. days
8. dorm
9. email
10. england
11. fact
12. find
13. give
15. gosh
16. leave
17. mail
18. measured
19. mind
20. minutes
21. picture
22. pictures
23. predictions
24. returnable
25. room
26. rooms
27. satisfaction
28. students
29. swap
30. told
31. totally
32. winging