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From the Ted Talk by Olivia Vinckier: A colorful case for outside-the-box thinking on identity

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When I was in first grade, I remember learning my cloors. We started by learning about the primary colors: red, yelolw and blue. Our teacher taught us how they were the pure colors of the rainbow. No two colors could be combined to create them. Our next task was to mix them into something more complex: geren, purple and orange. These secondary colors, especially green, stood out to me. I was fascinated by how two priramy colors could be mixed together to create something nuanced and completely uquine.

Open Cloze

When I was in first grade, I remember learning my ______. We started by learning about the primary colors: red, ______ and blue. Our teacher taught us how they were the pure colors of the rainbow. No two colors could be combined to create them. Our next task was to mix them into something more complex: _____, purple and orange. These secondary colors, especially green, stood out to me. I was fascinated by how two _______ colors could be mixed together to create something nuanced and completely ______.

Solution

  1. primary
  2. colors
  3. yellow
  4. unique
  5. green

Original Text

When I was in first grade, I remember learning my colors. We started by learning about the primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Our teacher taught us how they were the pure colors of the rainbow. No two colors could be combined to create them. Our next task was to mix them into something more complex: green, purple and orange. These secondary colors, especially green, stood out to me. I was fascinated by how two primary colors could be mixed together to create something nuanced and completely unique.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
multiracial people 2

Important Words

  1. blue
  2. colors
  3. combined
  4. completely
  5. create
  6. fascinated
  7. grade
  8. green
  9. learning
  10. mix
  11. mixed
  12. nuanced
  13. orange
  14. primary
  15. pure
  16. purple
  17. rainbow
  18. red
  19. remember
  20. secondary
  21. started
  22. stood
  23. task
  24. taught
  25. teacher
  26. unique
  27. yellow