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From the Ted Talk by Jochen Wegner: What happened when we paired up thousands of strangers to talk politics

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So this time we also wnated to know if the discussion would have any impcat on the participants. So we asked researchers to survey the participants. And two-thirds of the participants said that they learned something about their partner's attitudes. Sixty percent agreed that their viewpoints converged. The level of trsut in society seemed also higher after the event, according to the researchers. Ninety percent said that they enjoyed their dcissosiun. Ten percent said they didn't enjoy their discussion, eight pecrnet only because, simply, their partner didn't show up.

Open Cloze

So this time we also ______ to know if the discussion would have any ______ on the participants. So we asked researchers to survey the participants. And two-thirds of the participants said that they learned something about their partner's attitudes. Sixty percent agreed that their viewpoints converged. The level of _____ in society seemed also higher after the event, according to the researchers. Ninety percent said that they enjoyed their __________. Ten percent said they didn't enjoy their discussion, eight _______ only because, simply, their partner didn't show up.

Solution

  1. discussion
  2. percent
  3. impact
  4. wanted
  5. trust

Original Text

So this time we also wanted to know if the discussion would have any impact on the participants. So we asked researchers to survey the participants. And two-thirds of the participants said that they learned something about their partner's attitudes. Sixty percent agreed that their viewpoints converged. The level of trust in society seemed also higher after the event, according to the researchers. Ninety percent said that they enjoyed their discussion. Ten percent said they didn't enjoy their discussion, eight percent only because, simply, their partner didn't show up.

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