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From the Ted Talk "Max Little: A test for Parkinson's with a phone call"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So here we have a video of the vibrating vocal flods. Now, this is ahhyetl and this is somebody imgank speech sounds, and we can think of ourselves as vocal ballet dancers, because we have to noeadcoirt all of these vocal organs when we make sounds, and we all actually have the ensge for it. FoxP2, for example. And like ballet, it takes an extraordinary level of training. I mean, just think how long it takes a child to learn to speak. From the sound, we can actually caktr the vocal fold position as it vibrates, and just as the limbs are affected in Parkinson's, so too are the vocal organs. So on the bottom trace, you can see an example of irregular vocal fold tremor. We see all the same symptoms. We see vocal tremor, weakness and yigtridi. The speech actually becomes quieter and more ytbrahe after a while, and that's one of the example symptoms of it.

Open Cloze

So here we have a video of the vibrating vocal _____. Now, this is _______ and this is somebody ______ speech sounds, and we can think of ourselves as vocal ballet dancers, because we have to __________ all of these vocal organs when we make sounds, and we all actually have the _____ for it. FoxP2, for example. And like ballet, it takes an extraordinary level of training. I mean, just think how long it takes a child to learn to speak. From the sound, we can actually _____ the vocal fold position as it vibrates, and just as the limbs are affected in Parkinson's, so too are the vocal organs. So on the bottom trace, you can see an example of irregular vocal fold tremor. We see all the same symptoms. We see vocal tremor, weakness and ________. The speech actually becomes quieter and more _______ after a while, and that's one of the example symptoms of it.

Solution

  1. healthy
  2. folds
  3. genes
  4. track
  5. coordinate
  6. making
  7. breathy
  8. rigidity

Original Text

So here we have a video of the vibrating vocal folds. Now, this is healthy and this is somebody making speech sounds, and we can think of ourselves as vocal ballet dancers, because we have to coordinate all of these vocal organs when we make sounds, and we all actually have the genes for it. FoxP2, for example. And like ballet, it takes an extraordinary level of training. I mean, just think how long it takes a child to learn to speak. From the sound, we can actually track the vocal fold position as it vibrates, and just as the limbs are affected in Parkinson's, so too are the vocal organs. So on the bottom trace, you can see an example of irregular vocal fold tremor. We see all the same symptoms. We see vocal tremor, weakness and rigidity. The speech actually becomes quieter and more breathy after a while, and that's one of the example symptoms of it.

Important Words

  1. affected
  2. ballet
  3. bottom
  4. breathy
  5. child
  6. coordinate
  7. dancers
  8. extraordinary
  9. fold
  10. folds
  11. genes
  12. healthy
  13. irregular
  14. learn
  15. level
  16. limbs
  17. long
  18. making
  19. organs
  20. position
  21. quieter
  22. rigidity
  23. sound
  24. sounds
  25. speak
  26. speech
  27. symptoms
  28. takes
  29. trace
  30. track
  31. training
  32. tremor
  33. vibrates
  34. vibrating
  35. video
  36. vocal
  37. weakness