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"From the Ted Talk by Alan Smith: Why you should love statistics"

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And I was so thrilled with this study, I _______ to take questions out in presentations. I was referring to it. Now, I did a presentation at St. Paul's School for Girls in Hammersmith, and I had an audience rather like this, except it was comprised entirely of sixth-form girls. And I said, "Girls, how many teenage _____ do you think the British public think get pregnant every year?" And the girls were __________ when I said the _______ public think that 15 out of every 100 teenage girls get pregnant in the year. And they had every right to be angry, because in fact, I'd have to have ______ to 200 dots before I could color one in, in terms of what the official figures tell us.

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  1. started
  2. closer
  3. apoplectic
  4. british
  5. girls

Original Text

And I was so thrilled with this study, I started to take questions out in presentations. I was referring to it. Now, I did a presentation at St. Paul's School for Girls in Hammersmith, and I had an audience rather like this, except it was comprised entirely of sixth-form girls. And I said, "Girls, how many teenage girls do you think the British public think get pregnant every year?" And the girls were apoplectic when I said the British public think that 15 out of every 100 teenage girls get pregnant in the year. And they had every right to be angry, because in fact, I'd have to have closer to 200 dots before I could color one in, in terms of what the official figures tell us.

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