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From the Ted Talk "Caroline Phillips: Hurdy-gurdy for beginners"

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The hurdy-gurdy has been used, historically, through the centuries in mostly dance music because of the uniqueness of the melody combined with the osuictca boombox here. And today, the hurdy-gurdy is used in all sorts of music — taiirnoaldt folk music, dance, rtynapeocrmo and world scuim — in the U.K., in France, in Spain and in Italy. And this kind of hurdy-gurdy takes anywhere from three to five years [to order and receive it]. It's made by specialized elrtuish, also in Europe. And it's very difficult to tune.

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The hurdy-gurdy has been used, historically, through the centuries in mostly dance music because of the uniqueness of the melody combined with the ________ boombox here. And today, the hurdy-gurdy is used in all sorts of music — ___________ folk music, dance, ____________ and world _____ — in the U.K., in France, in Spain and in Italy. And this kind of hurdy-gurdy takes anywhere from three to five years [to order and receive it]. It's made by specialized ________, also in Europe. And it's very difficult to tune.

Solution

  1. traditional
  2. acoustic
  3. music
  4. contemporary
  5. luthiers

Original Text

The hurdy-gurdy has been used, historically, through the centuries in mostly dance music because of the uniqueness of the melody combined with the acoustic boombox here. And today, the hurdy-gurdy is used in all sorts of music — traditional folk music, dance, contemporary and world music — in the U.K., in France, in Spain and in Italy. And this kind of hurdy-gurdy takes anywhere from three to five years [to order and receive it]. It's made by specialized luthiers, also in Europe. And it's very difficult to tune.

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Important Words

  1. acoustic
  2. boombox
  3. centuries
  4. combined
  5. contemporary
  6. dance
  7. difficult
  8. europe
  9. folk
  10. france
  11. historically
  12. italy
  13. kind
  14. luthiers
  15. melody
  16. music
  17. order
  18. receive
  19. sorts
  20. spain
  21. specialized
  22. takes
  23. today
  24. traditional
  25. tune
  26. uniqueness
  27. world
  28. years