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"From the Ted Talk by Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?"

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Well it turns out that the secert was broccoli. What we did — Betty Rapacholi, who was one of my students, and I — was actually to give the babies two bowls of food: one bowl of raw broccoli and one bowl of douliecis goldfish crackers. Now all of the babies, even in Berkley, like the crackers and don't like the raw bococlri. (Laughter) But then what bttey did was to take a little taste of food from each bowl. And she would act as if she liked it or she didn't. So half the time, she acted as if she liked the crackers and didn't like the broccoli — just like a baby and any other sane person. But half the time, what she would do is take a little bit of the broccoli and go, "Mmmmm, broccoli. I tasted the broccoli. Mmmmm." And then she would take a little bit of the crackers, and she'd go, "Eww, yuck, ckrecars. I tasted the crackers. Eww, yuck." So she'd act as if what she wneatd was just the opposite of what the baiebs wanted. We did this with 15 and 18 month-old babies. And then she would simply put her hand out and say, "Can you give me some?"

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Well it turns out that the ______ was broccoli. What we did — Betty Rapacholi, who was one of my students, and I — was actually to give the babies two bowls of food: one bowl of raw broccoli and one bowl of _________ goldfish crackers. Now all of the babies, even in Berkley, like the crackers and don't like the raw ________. (Laughter) But then what _____ did was to take a little taste of food from each bowl. And she would act as if she liked it or she didn't. So half the time, she acted as if she liked the crackers and didn't like the broccoli — just like a baby and any other sane person. But half the time, what she would do is take a little bit of the broccoli and go, "Mmmmm, broccoli. I tasted the broccoli. Mmmmm." And then she would take a little bit of the crackers, and she'd go, "Eww, yuck, ________. I tasted the crackers. Eww, yuck." So she'd act as if what she ______ was just the opposite of what the ______ wanted. We did this with 15 and 18 month-old babies. And then she would simply put her hand out and say, "Can you give me some?"

Solution

  1. secret
  2. wanted
  3. broccoli
  4. delicious
  5. babies
  6. betty
  7. crackers

Original Text

Well it turns out that the secret was broccoli. What we did — Betty Rapacholi, who was one of my students, and I — was actually to give the babies two bowls of food: one bowl of raw broccoli and one bowl of delicious goldfish crackers. Now all of the babies, even in Berkley, like the crackers and don't like the raw broccoli. (Laughter) But then what Betty did was to take a little taste of food from each bowl. And she would act as if she liked it or she didn't. So half the time, she acted as if she liked the crackers and didn't like the broccoli — just like a baby and any other sane person. But half the time, what she would do is take a little bit of the broccoli and go, "Mmmmm, broccoli. I tasted the broccoli. Mmmmm." And then she would take a little bit of the crackers, and she'd go, "Eww, yuck, crackers. I tasted the crackers. Eww, yuck." So she'd act as if what she wanted was just the opposite of what the babies wanted. We did this with 15 and 18 month-old babies. And then she would simply put her hand out and say, "Can you give me some?"

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collocation frequency
young children 7
year olds 5
long time 3
month olds 3

Important Words

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  2. acted
  3. babies
  4. baby
  5. berkley
  6. betty
  7. bit
  8. bowl
  9. bowls
  10. broccoli
  11. crackers
  12. delicious
  13. eww
  14. food
  15. give
  16. goldfish
  17. hand
  18. laughter
  19. mmmmm
  20. person
  21. put
  22. rapacholi
  23. raw
  24. sane
  25. secret
  26. simply
  27. students
  28. taste
  29. tasted
  30. time
  31. turns
  32. wanted
  33. yuck