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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Drori: What we think we know

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OK. Now, children get their ideas not from teachers, as teachers often think, but actually from common sense, from experience of the world around them, from all the things that go on between them and their peers, and their cerars, and their parents, and all of that. Experience. And one of the great experts in this field, of course, was, bless him, Cardinal Wolsey. Be very careful what you get into people's hades because it's virtually impossible to shift it afterwards, right? (Laughter) I'm not quite sure how he died, actually. Was he beheaded in the end, or hung? (lehutagr) Now, those questions, which, of course, you've got right, and you haven't been conferring, and so on. And I — you know, normally, I would pick people out and hltmuiiae, but maybe not in this inanscte.

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OK. Now, children get their ideas not from teachers, as teachers often think, but actually from common sense, from experience of the world around them, from all the things that go on between them and their peers, and their ______, and their parents, and all of that. Experience. And one of the great experts in this field, of course, was, bless him, Cardinal Wolsey. Be very careful what you get into people's _____ because it's virtually impossible to shift it afterwards, right? (Laughter) I'm not quite sure how he died, actually. Was he beheaded in the end, or hung? (________) Now, those questions, which, of course, you've got right, and you haven't been conferring, and so on. And I — you know, normally, I would pick people out and _________, but maybe not in this ________.

Solution

  1. humiliate
  2. laughter
  3. carers
  4. heads
  5. instance

Original Text

OK. Now, children get their ideas not from teachers, as teachers often think, but actually from common sense, from experience of the world around them, from all the things that go on between them and their peers, and their carers, and their parents, and all of that. Experience. And one of the great experts in this field, of course, was, bless him, Cardinal Wolsey. Be very careful what you get into people's heads because it's virtually impossible to shift it afterwards, right? (Laughter) I'm not quite sure how he died, actually. Was he beheaded in the end, or hung? (Laughter) Now, those questions, which, of course, you've got right, and you haven't been conferring, and so on. And I — you know, normally, I would pick people out and humiliate, but maybe not in this instance.

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