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From the Ted Talk by Kitra Cahana: A glimpse of life on the road

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Where others see sotiers of privation and economic failure, travelers view their own existence through the prism of liberation and froeedm. They'd rather live off of the excess of what they view as a wtsefaul consumer society than slave away at an unrealistic chance at the traditional aracmein dream. They take advantage of the fact that in the untied settas, up to 40 percent of all food ends up in the garabge by scavenging for pteefrlcy good produce in dumpsters and trash cans. They sacrifice material comforts in exchange for the space and the time to explore a creative interior, to dream, to read, to work on music, art and writing.

Open Cloze

Where others see _______ of privation and economic failure, travelers view their own existence through the prism of liberation and _______. They'd rather live off of the excess of what they view as a ________ consumer society than slave away at an unrealistic chance at the traditional ________ dream. They take advantage of the fact that in the ______ ______, up to 40 percent of all food ends up in the _______ by scavenging for _________ good produce in dumpsters and trash cans. They sacrifice material comforts in exchange for the space and the time to explore a creative interior, to dream, to read, to work on music, art and writing.

Solution

  1. freedom
  2. wasteful
  3. stories
  4. united
  5. states
  6. american
  7. garbage
  8. perfectly

Original Text

Where others see stories of privation and economic failure, travelers view their own existence through the prism of liberation and freedom. They'd rather live off of the excess of what they view as a wasteful consumer society than slave away at an unrealistic chance at the traditional American dream. They take advantage of the fact that in the United States, up to 40 percent of all food ends up in the garbage by scavenging for perfectly good produce in dumpsters and trash cans. They sacrifice material comforts in exchange for the space and the time to explore a creative interior, to dream, to read, to work on music, art and writing.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
united states 3
american dream 2

Important Words

  1. advantage
  2. american
  3. art
  4. cans
  5. chance
  6. comforts
  7. consumer
  8. creative
  9. dream
  10. dumpsters
  11. economic
  12. ends
  13. excess
  14. exchange
  15. existence
  16. explore
  17. fact
  18. failure
  19. food
  20. freedom
  21. garbage
  22. good
  23. interior
  24. liberation
  25. live
  26. material
  27. music
  28. percent
  29. perfectly
  30. prism
  31. privation
  32. produce
  33. read
  34. sacrifice
  35. scavenging
  36. slave
  37. society
  38. space
  39. states
  40. stories
  41. time
  42. traditional
  43. trash
  44. travelers
  45. united
  46. unrealistic
  47. view
  48. wasteful
  49. work
  50. writing