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"From the Ted Talk by Helen Fisher: Why we love, why we cheat"

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I want to end with a story. And then, just a cnoemmt. I've been studying romantic love and sex and attachment for 30 years. I'm an identical twin; I am interested in why we're all alike. Why you and I are alkie, why the Iraqis and the Japanese and the Australian Aborigines and the people of the Amazon River are all alike. And about a year ago, an Internet dtniag service, mtach.com, came to me and asked me if I would design a new dating site for them. I said, "I don't know anything about personality. You know? I don't know. Do you think you've got the right person?" They said, "Yes." It got me thinking about why it is that you fall in love with one pseron rather than another.

Open Cloze

I want to end with a story. And then, just a _______. I've been studying romantic love and sex and attachment for 30 years. I'm an identical twin; I am interested in why we're all alike. Why you and I are _____, why the Iraqis and the Japanese and the Australian Aborigines and the people of the Amazon River are all alike. And about a year ago, an Internet ______ service, _____.com, came to me and asked me if I would design a new dating site for them. I said, "I don't know anything about personality. You know? I don't know. Do you think you've got the right person?" They said, "Yes." It got me thinking about why it is that you fall in love with one ______ rather than another.

Solution

  1. alike
  2. comment
  3. person
  4. match
  5. dating

Original Text

I want to end with a story. And then, just a comment. I've been studying romantic love and sex and attachment for 30 years. I'm an identical twin; I am interested in why we're all alike. Why you and I are alike, why the Iraqis and the Japanese and the Australian Aborigines and the people of the Amazon River are all alike. And about a year ago, an Internet dating service, Match.com, came to me and asked me if I would design a new dating site for them. I said, "I don't know anything about personality. You know? I don't know. Do you think you've got the right person?" They said, "Yes." It got me thinking about why it is that you fall in love with one person rather than another.

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collocation frequency
romantic love 19
job market 9
sex drive 7
brain systems 7
brain system 5
long term 5
million years 4
sleeping mat 3
term partner 3
lust romantic 3
sexual expression 3
graduate student 3

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collocation frequency
long term partner 3
lust romantic love 3

Important Words

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  2. alike
  3. amazon
  4. asked
  5. attachment
  6. australian
  7. comment
  8. dating
  9. design
  10. fall
  11. identical
  12. interested
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  15. japanese
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  17. match
  18. people
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  20. personality
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  22. romantic
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  27. studying
  28. thinking
  29. year
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