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From the Ted Talk by Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Today, a bfafeld lady observed the shell where my soul dwells.
And anceounnd that I'm "articulate".
Which means that when it comes to enunciation and diction.
I don't even think of it.
‘Cause I’m "articulate".
So when my professor asks a question.
And my answer is tainted with a connotation of urbanized sisugteogn.
There’s no misdirected intention.
Pay attention.
‘Cause I’m “articulate”.
So when my father asks, “Wha’ kdnia ting is dis?”.
My “articulate” asewnr never goes amiss.
I say “father, this is the impending problem at hand”.

Open Cloze

Today, a _______ lady observed the shell where my soul dwells.
And _________ that I'm "articulate".
Which means that when it comes to enunciation and diction.
I don't even think of it.
‘Cause I’m "articulate".
So when my professor asks a question.
And my answer is tainted with a connotation of urbanized __________.
There’s no misdirected intention.
Pay attention.
‘Cause I’m “articulate”.
So when my father asks, “Wha’ _____ ting is dis?”.
My “articulate” ______ never goes amiss.
I say “father, this is the impending problem at hand”.

Solution

  1. baffled
  2. announced
  3. kinda
  4. suggestion
  5. answer

Original Text

Today, a baffled lady observed the shell where my soul dwells.
And announced that I'm "articulate".
Which means that when it comes to enunciation and diction.
I don't even think of it.
‘Cause I’m "articulate".
So when my professor asks a question.
And my answer is tainted with a connotation of urbanized suggestion.
There’s no misdirected intention.
Pay attention.
‘Cause I’m “articulate”.
So when my father asks, “Wha’ kinda ting is dis?”.
My “articulate” answer never goes amiss.
I say “father, this is the impending problem at hand”.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
speak broken 2
broken english 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
speak broken english 2

Important Words

  1. amiss
  2. announced
  3. answer
  4. asks
  5. attention
  6. baffled
  7. connotation
  8. diction
  9. dis
  10. dwells
  11. enunciation
  12. father
  13. impending
  14. intention
  15. kinda
  16. lady
  17. means
  18. misdirected
  19. observed
  20. pay
  21. problem
  22. professor
  23. question
  24. shell
  25. soul
  26. suggestion
  27. tainted
  28. ting
  29. today
  30. urbanized