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From the Ted Talk by Maz Jobrani: A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ...

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For example, I don't know if you herad about this, a little while ago in the US, there was a Muslim family walking down the aisle of an airplane, talking about the safest place to sit on the plane. Some passengers ovhaerred them, somehow misconstrued that as terrorist talk, got them kicked off the plane. It was a filmay, a mother, father, child, tlkaing about the seating. As a Middle Eastern male, I know there's certain things I'm not supposed to say on an airplane in the US, right? I'm not supposed to be walking down the ailse, and be like, "Hi, Jack." That's not cool.

Open Cloze

For example, I don't know if you _____ about this, a little while ago in the US, there was a Muslim family walking down the aisle of an airplane, talking about the safest place to sit on the plane. Some passengers _________ them, somehow misconstrued that as terrorist talk, got them kicked off the plane. It was a ______, a mother, father, child, _______ about the seating. As a Middle Eastern male, I know there's certain things I'm not supposed to say on an airplane in the US, right? I'm not supposed to be walking down the _____, and be like, "Hi, Jack." That's not cool.

Solution

  1. overheard
  2. family
  3. aisle
  4. talking
  5. heard

Original Text

For example, I don't know if you heard about this, a little while ago in the US, there was a Muslim family walking down the aisle of an airplane, talking about the safest place to sit on the plane. Some passengers overheard them, somehow misconstrued that as terrorist talk, got them kicked off the plane. It was a family, a mother, father, child, talking about the seating. As a Middle Eastern male, I know there's certain things I'm not supposed to say on an airplane in the US, right? I'm not supposed to be walking down the aisle, and be like, "Hi, Jack." That's not cool.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
middle east 5
middle eastern 3
safest place 2

Important Words

  1. airplane
  2. aisle
  3. child
  4. cool
  5. eastern
  6. family
  7. father
  8. heard
  9. jack
  10. kicked
  11. male
  12. middle
  13. misconstrued
  14. mother
  15. muslim
  16. overheard
  17. passengers
  18. place
  19. plane
  20. safest
  21. seating
  22. sit
  23. supposed
  24. talk
  25. talking
  26. terrorist
  27. walking