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From the Ted Talk "Ursus Wehrli: Tidying up art"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

OK, I mean, I can see there are always people that like reacting that one or another picture hasn't been properly tidied up. So we can make a short test with you. This is a picture by Rene Magritte, and I'd like you all to inwardly — like in your head, that is — to tidy that up. So it's possible that some of you would make it like this. (Laughter) Yeah? I would actually prefer to do it more this way. Some people would make apple pie out of it. But it's a very odog example to see that the whole work was more of a handicraft endeavor that oevvidln the very time-consuming job of cutting out the various elements and itincgsk them back in new rmtrnaegnsea. And it's not done, as many people anmgiie, with the computer, otherwise it would look like this. (Laughter)

Open Cloze

OK, I mean, I can see there are always people that like reacting that one or another picture hasn't been properly tidied up. So we can make a short test with you. This is a picture by Rene Magritte, and I'd like you all to inwardly — like in your head, that is — to tidy that up. So it's possible that some of you would make it like this. (Laughter) Yeah? I would actually prefer to do it more this way. Some people would make apple pie out of it. But it's a very ____ example to see that the whole work was more of a handicraft endeavor that ________ the very time-consuming job of cutting out the various elements and ________ them back in new ____________. And it's not done, as many people _______, with the computer, otherwise it would look like this. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. sticking
  2. involved
  3. good
  4. arrangements
  5. imagine

Original Text

OK, I mean, I can see there are always people that like reacting that one or another picture hasn't been properly tidied up. So we can make a short test with you. This is a picture by Rene Magritte, and I'd like you all to inwardly — like in your head, that is — to tidy that up. So it's possible that some of you would make it like this. (Laughter) Yeah? I would actually prefer to do it more this way. Some people would make apple pie out of it. But it's a very good example to see that the whole work was more of a handicraft endeavor that involved the very time-consuming job of cutting out the various elements and sticking them back in new arrangements. And it's not done, as many people imagine, with the computer, otherwise it would look like this. (Laughter)

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collocation frequency
laughter yeah 8
keith haring 4

Important Words

  1. apple
  2. arrangements
  3. computer
  4. cutting
  5. elements
  6. endeavor
  7. good
  8. handicraft
  9. head
  10. imagine
  11. involved
  12. inwardly
  13. job
  14. laughter
  15. magritte
  16. people
  17. picture
  18. pie
  19. prefer
  20. properly
  21. reacting
  22. rene
  23. short
  24. sticking
  25. test
  26. tidied
  27. tidy
  28. work
  29. yeah