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From the Ted Talk "Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The first is this: that ahcni is not really a nation-state. Okay, it's called itself a nation-state for the last hundred years, but everyone who knows anything about China knows it's a lot oelrd than this. This was what China looked like with the ctorvyi of the Qin Dynasty in 221 B.C. at the end of the warring-state period — the birth of modern China. And you can see it against the boundaries of modern China. Or immediately afterward, the Han Dynasty, still 2,000 years ago. And you can see already it eoccpius most of what we now know as Eastern China, which is where the vast majority of senhcie lived then and live now.

Open Cloze

The first is this: that _____ is not really a nation-state. Okay, it's called itself a nation-state for the last hundred years, but everyone who knows anything about China knows it's a lot _____ than this. This was what China looked like with the _______ of the Qin Dynasty in 221 B.C. at the end of the warring-state period — the birth of modern China. And you can see it against the boundaries of modern China. Or immediately afterward, the Han Dynasty, still 2,000 years ago. And you can see already it ________ most of what we now know as Eastern China, which is where the vast majority of _______ lived then and live now.

Solution

  1. occupies
  2. china
  3. victory
  4. chinese
  5. older

Original Text

The first is this: that China is not really a nation-state. Okay, it's called itself a nation-state for the last hundred years, but everyone who knows anything about China knows it's a lot older than this. This was what China looked like with the victory of the Qin Dynasty in 221 B.C. at the end of the warring-state period — the birth of modern China. And you can see it against the boundaries of modern China. Or immediately afterward, the Han Dynasty, still 2,000 years ago. And you can see already it occupies most of what we now know as Eastern China, which is where the vast majority of Chinese lived then and live now.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
civilization state 9
nation state 7
hong kong 5
east asia 4
united states 3
railway station 3
goldman sachs 3
chinese state 3
american economy 3

Important Words

  1. afterward
  2. birth
  3. boundaries
  4. called
  5. china
  6. chinese
  7. dynasty
  8. eastern
  9. han
  10. immediately
  11. live
  12. lived
  13. looked
  14. lot
  15. majority
  16. modern
  17. occupies
  18. older
  19. period
  20. qin
  21. vast
  22. victory
  23. years