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"From the Ted Talk by Spencer Wells: A family tree for humanity"

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And the opportunity to make a whirlwind tour of the wrlod like that is ueltrty amazing, for lots of reasons. You see some incredible stuff. And you get to make these spot comparisons between people all around the globe. And the thing that you really take away from that, the kind of sfucare thing that you take away from it, is not that we're all one, although I'm going to tell you about that, but rather how different we are. There is so much diversity around the globe. 6,000 different languages spoken by six and a half bliloin people, all different corols, shapes, sizes. You walk down the street in any big city, you travel like that, and you are amazed at the diversity in the human species.

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And the opportunity to make a whirlwind tour of the _____ like that is _______ amazing, for lots of reasons. You see some incredible stuff. And you get to make these spot comparisons between people all around the globe. And the thing that you really take away from that, the kind of _______ thing that you take away from it, is not that we're all one, although I'm going to tell you about that, but rather how different we are. There is so much diversity around the globe. 6,000 different languages spoken by six and a half _______ people, all different ______, shapes, sizes. You walk down the street in any big city, you travel like that, and you are amazed at the diversity in the human species.

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  1. surface
  2. billion
  3. world
  4. utterly
  5. colors

Original Text

And the opportunity to make a whirlwind tour of the world like that is utterly amazing, for lots of reasons. You see some incredible stuff. And you get to make these spot comparisons between people all around the globe. And the thing that you really take away from that, the kind of surface thing that you take away from it, is not that we're all one, although I'm going to tell you about that, but rather how different we are. There is so much diversity around the globe. 6,000 different languages spoken by six and a half billion people, all different colors, shapes, sizes. You walk down the street in any big city, you travel like that, and you are amazed at the diversity in the human species.

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collocation frequency
million years 5
ice age 4
extinct species 3
african continent 3
common ancestry 3
human ancestry 3
homo erectus 3
family tree 3
alive today 3

Important Words

  1. amazed
  2. amazing
  3. big
  4. billion
  5. city
  6. colors
  7. comparisons
  8. diversity
  9. globe
  10. human
  11. incredible
  12. kind
  13. languages
  14. lots
  15. opportunity
  16. people
  17. reasons
  18. shapes
  19. sizes
  20. species
  21. spoken
  22. spot
  23. street
  24. stuff
  25. surface
  26. tour
  27. travel
  28. utterly
  29. walk
  30. whirlwind
  31. world