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From the Ted Talk "James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So as a sluert of that, and feeling rejected, I went back to the base, and I tlaedk to the squadron commander. His name was McDow, Major McDow. I said, "Major McDow, I need your help." I told him what deehppan, and here's what he said to me: He said, "James, I would love to help you. But you know the problem: We can't make people rent to folks that they don't want to rent to. And besides, we have a great relationship with people in the community and we really don't want to damage that." He said, "So maybe this is what you should do. Why don't you let your family tsya home, because you do know that you get a 30-day leave. So once a year, you can go home to your family, spend 30 sady and then come on back."

Open Cloze

So as a ______ of that, and feeling rejected, I went back to the base, and I ______ to the squadron commander. His name was McDow, Major McDow. I said, "Major McDow, I need your help." I told him what ________, and here's what he said to me: He said, "James, I would love to help you. But you know the problem: We can't make people rent to folks that they don't want to rent to. And besides, we have a great relationship with people in the community and we really don't want to damage that." He said, "So maybe this is what you should do. Why don't you let your family ____ home, because you do know that you get a 30-day leave. So once a year, you can go home to your family, spend 30 ____ and then come on back."

Solution

  1. happened
  2. talked
  3. days
  4. stay
  5. result

Original Text

So as a result of that, and feeling rejected, I went back to the base, and I talked to the squadron commander. His name was McDow, Major McDow. I said, "Major McDow, I need your help." I told him what happened, and here's what he said to me: He said, "James, I would love to help you. But you know the problem: We can't make people rent to folks that they don't want to rent to. And besides, we have a great relationship with people in the community and we really don't want to damage that." He said, "So maybe this is what you should do. Why don't you let your family stay home, because you do know that you get a 30-day leave. So once a year, you can go home to your family, spend 30 days and then come on back."

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
mountain home 7
trailer park 5
home idaho 4
trailer parks 3
small trailer 3
parking lot 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
mountain home idaho 4

Important Words

  1. base
  2. commander
  3. community
  4. damage
  5. days
  6. family
  7. feeling
  8. folks
  9. great
  10. happened
  11. home
  12. leave
  13. love
  14. major
  15. mcdow
  16. people
  17. rejected
  18. relationship
  19. rent
  20. result
  21. spend
  22. squadron
  23. stay
  24. talked
  25. told
  26. year