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From the Ted Talk "George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When Pearl Harbor was domebb, young Japanese-Americans, like all young Americans, rushed to their draft board to volunteer to fight for our crntoyu. That act of patriotism was answered with a slap in the face. We were denied service, and categorized as eymne non-alien. It was outrageous to be called an enemy when you're volunteering to fight for your country, but that was compounded with the word "non-alien," which is a word that means "citizen" in the vaeenigt. They even took the word "citizen" away from us, and imprisoned them for a whole year.

Open Cloze

When Pearl Harbor was ______, young Japanese-Americans, like all young Americans, rushed to their draft board to volunteer to fight for our _______. That act of patriotism was answered with a slap in the face. We were denied service, and categorized as _____ non-alien. It was outrageous to be called an enemy when you're volunteering to fight for your country, but that was compounded with the word "non-alien," which is a word that means "citizen" in the ________. They even took the word "citizen" away from us, and imprisoned them for a whole year.

Solution

  1. enemy
  2. country
  3. negative
  4. bombed

Original Text

When Pearl Harbor was bombed, young Japanese-Americans, like all young Americans, rushed to their draft board to volunteer to fight for our country. That act of patriotism was answered with a slap in the face. We were denied service, and categorized as enemy non-alien. It was outrageous to be called an enemy when you're volunteering to fight for your country, but that was compounded with the word "non-alien," which is a word that means "citizen" in the negative. They even took the word "citizen" away from us, and imprisoned them for a whole year.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
japanese americans 6
barbed wire 5
young japanese 4
japanese american 4
world war 3
united states 3
pearl harbor 3
los angeles 3
baby sister 3
american democracy 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
young japanese americans 3

Important Words

  1. act
  2. americans
  3. answered
  4. board
  5. bombed
  6. called
  7. categorized
  8. compounded
  9. country
  10. denied
  11. draft
  12. enemy
  13. face
  14. fight
  15. harbor
  16. imprisoned
  17. means
  18. negative
  19. outrageous
  20. patriotism
  21. pearl
  22. rushed
  23. service
  24. slap
  25. volunteer
  26. volunteering
  27. word
  28. year
  29. young