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From the Ted Talk "Camille A. Brown: A visual history of social dance in 25 moves"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Now, ______ dance is about community and connection; if you knew the steps, it meant you belonged to a group. But what if it becomes a worldwide _____? Enter the Twist. It's no surprise that the _____ can be traced back to the 19th century, _______ to America from the Congo during slavery. But in the late '50s, right before the Civil Rights ________, the Twist is popularized by Chubby _______ and Dick Clark. Suddenly, everybody's doing the Twist: _____ teenagers, kids in Latin America, making its way into songs and movies. Through social dance, the boundaries between groups become blurred.

Solution

  1. twist
  2. brought
  3. checker
  4. social
  5. white
  6. craze
  7. movement

Original Text

Now, social dance is about community and connection; if you knew the steps, it meant you belonged to a group. But what if it becomes a worldwide craze? Enter the Twist. It's no surprise that the Twist can be traced back to the 19th century, brought to America from the Congo during slavery. But in the late '50s, right before the Civil Rights Movement, the Twist is popularized by Chubby Checker and Dick Clark. Suddenly, everybody's doing the Twist: white teenagers, kids in Latin America, making its way into songs and movies. Through social dance, the boundaries between groups become blurred.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
social dance 6
african american 3

Important Words

  1. america
  2. belonged
  3. blurred
  4. boundaries
  5. brought
  6. century
  7. checker
  8. chubby
  9. civil
  10. clark
  11. community
  12. congo
  13. craze
  14. dance
  15. dick
  16. enter
  17. group
  18. groups
  19. kids
  20. knew
  21. late
  22. latin
  23. making
  24. meant
  25. movement
  26. movies
  27. popularized
  28. rights
  29. slavery
  30. social
  31. songs
  32. steps
  33. suddenly
  34. surprise
  35. teenagers
  36. traced
  37. twist
  38. white
  39. worldwide