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From the Ted Talk by Fahad Al-Attiya: A country with no water

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You might find this strange, but in my family we have different accents. My mthoer has an accent that is so different to my father, and we're all a population of about 300,000 people in the same crntouy. There are about five or six accents in this country as I speak. Someone says, "How so? How could this happen?" Because we lived scattered. We couldn't live in a concentrated way simply because there was no resources. And when the resources came, be it oil, we started building these fancy tchnoioleegs and bringing people together because we neeedd the concentration. People sretatd to get to know each other. And we realized that there are some differences in accents.

Open Cloze

You might find this strange, but in my family we have different accents. My ______ has an accent that is so different to my father, and we're all a population of about 300,000 people in the same _______. There are about five or six accents in this country as I speak. Someone says, "How so? How could this happen?" Because we lived scattered. We couldn't live in a concentrated way simply because there was no resources. And when the resources came, be it oil, we started building these fancy ____________ and bringing people together because we ______ the concentration. People _______ to get to know each other. And we realized that there are some differences in accents.

Solution

  1. technologies
  2. mother
  3. needed
  4. country
  5. started

Original Text

You might find this strange, but in my family we have different accents. My mother has an accent that is so different to my father, and we're all a population of about 300,000 people in the same country. There are about five or six accents in this country as I speak. Someone says, "How so? How could this happen?" Because we lived scattered. We couldn't live in a concentrated way simply because there was no resources. And when the resources came, be it oil, we started building these fancy technologies and bringing people together because we needed the concentration. People started to get to know each other. And we realized that there are some differences in accents.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
oil era 2
water whatsoever 2

Important Words

  1. accent
  2. accents
  3. bringing
  4. building
  5. concentrated
  6. concentration
  7. country
  8. differences
  9. family
  10. fancy
  11. father
  12. find
  13. happen
  14. live
  15. lived
  16. mother
  17. needed
  18. oil
  19. people
  20. population
  21. realized
  22. resources
  23. scattered
  24. simply
  25. speak
  26. started
  27. strange
  28. technologies