Nyelvhelyesség, Task 3

Angol emelt szintű érettségi, 2016. május

You are going to read about the game 'rock-paper-scissors'. Some words are missing from the text.
Your task is to choose the most appropriate word from the list for each gap in the text. Write or copy-paste the appropriate word in the box.
You can use each word only once.
There are two extra words that you do not need to use.
When you have entered all your answers, click on the button Check answers.
If you make a mistake, please try again until all your answers are correct.
How to win at rock-paper-scissors

What are your odds of (1) rock-paper-scissors? Simple – one in three. At least, that's what (2) predicts.
But people do not play randomly; they (3) a hidden strategy, which was revealed in a rock-paper-scissors tournament in China.
Scientists recruited 360 students and divided them into groups of six. (4) competitor played 300 rounds of rock-paper-scissors against (5) members of their group. To play smart, classical game theory suggests players should completely randomise their choices to (6) unpredictable to opponents. And indeed, players in all groups chose each action about a third of the time, exactly as expected (7) their choices were random. (8) , the organisers noticed a surprising pattern of behaviour. Winners tended to stick with their winning action, while losers tended to (9) to the next action in the sequence "rock-paper- scissors". (10) losing with a rock, for example, a player was more (11) to play paper in the next round. Being aware of this "win-stay lose-shift" strategy may offer one a considerable advantage.
(12) it is a simple game, rock-paper-scissors is seen as a model for studying competitive behaviour in human, e.g. in financial trading.
Words to be used:
after — chance — choice — each — even — follow — however — if — likely — other — remain — switch — though — winning