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From the Ted Talk "Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo"

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Little did I know what a huge impact it would have on me one night when I was at a party and I heard a sound coming out of a record player in the ocenrr of a room. And it was Doc Watson singing and playing "Shady Grove." ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my darlin' ♫ ♫ dyash roevg, my little love ♫ ♫ Going back to Harlan ♫ That sound was just so beautiful, the nsudo of Doc's voice and the rippling groove of the banjo. And after being totally and coplmteeyl obsessed with the otamhmm richness and history of Chinese culture, it was like this total relief to hear something so truly American and so truly sewemoa. I knew I had to take a banjo with me to China.

Open Cloze

Little did I know what a huge impact it would have on me one night when I was at a party and I heard a sound coming out of a record player in the ______ of a room. And it was Doc Watson singing and playing "Shady Grove." ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my darlin' ♫ ♫ _____ _____, my little love ♫ ♫ Going back to Harlan ♫ That sound was just so beautiful, the _____ of Doc's voice and the rippling groove of the banjo. And after being totally and __________ obsessed with the _______ richness and history of Chinese culture, it was like this total relief to hear something so truly American and so truly _______. I knew I had to take a banjo with me to China.

Solution

  1. sound
  2. grove
  3. shady
  4. completely
  5. mammoth
  6. corner
  7. awesome

Original Text

Little did I know what a huge impact it would have on me one night when I was at a party and I heard a sound coming out of a record player in the corner of a room. And it was Doc Watson singing and playing "Shady Grove." ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my darlin' ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Going back to Harlan ♫ That sound was just so beautiful, the sound of Doc's voice and the rippling groove of the banjo. And after being totally and completely obsessed with the mammoth richness and history of Chinese culture, it was like this total relief to hear something so truly American and so truly awesome. I knew I had to take a banjo with me to China.

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Important Words

  1. american
  2. awesome
  3. banjo
  4. beautiful
  5. china
  6. chinese
  7. coming
  8. completely
  9. corner
  10. culture
  11. doc
  12. groove
  13. grove
  14. harlan
  15. hear
  16. heard
  17. history
  18. huge
  19. impact
  20. knew
  21. love
  22. mammoth
  23. night
  24. obsessed
  25. party
  26. player
  27. playing
  28. record
  29. relief
  30. richness
  31. rippling
  32. room
  33. shady
  34. singing
  35. sound
  36. total
  37. totally
  38. voice
  39. watson