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From the Ted Talk "Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But there are certain other connotations to the word "risk," and the same thing about the word "nature." What is nature? Maxine erneeg, who's a wonderful hprhpsoeiol who's as old as Studs, and was the head of a philosophy — great, big philosophy kind of an organization — I went to her and asked her what are the two things that she doesn't know, that she still wants to know. And she said, "Well, personally, I still feel like I have to curtsey when I see the president of my vyitrensiu. And I still feel as though I've got to get coffee for my male colleagues, even though I've outlived most of them." And she said, "And then intellectually, I don't know enough about the niegvtae imagination. And sbpeetmer 11th certainly taught us that that's a whole area we don't investigate."

Open Cloze

But there are certain other connotations to the word "risk," and the same thing about the word "nature." What is nature? Maxine ______, who's a wonderful ___________ who's as old as Studs, and was the head of a philosophy — great, big philosophy kind of an organization — I went to her and asked her what are the two things that she doesn't know, that she still wants to know. And she said, "Well, personally, I still feel like I have to curtsey when I see the president of my __________. And I still feel as though I've got to get coffee for my male colleagues, even though I've outlived most of them." And she said, "And then intellectually, I don't know enough about the ________ imagination. And _________ 11th certainly taught us that that's a whole area we don't investigate."

Solution

  1. greene
  2. september
  3. university
  4. negative
  5. philosopher

Original Text

But there are certain other connotations to the word "risk," and the same thing about the word "nature." What is nature? Maxine Greene, who's a wonderful philosopher who's as old as Studs, and was the head of a philosophy — great, big philosophy kind of an organization — I went to her and asked her what are the two things that she doesn't know, that she still wants to know. And she said, "Well, personally, I still feel like I have to curtsey when I see the president of my university. And I still feel as though I've got to get coffee for my male colleagues, even though I've outlived most of them." And she said, "And then intellectually, I don't know enough about the negative imagination. And September 11th certainly taught us that that's a whole area we don't investigate."

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
defining moment 6
official truth 4
american history 4
security guard 3
race relations 3
negative imagination 3
human touch 3

Important Words

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  7. curtsey
  8. feel
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  27. studs
  28. taught
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