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From the Ted Talk by Harry Baker: A love poem for lonely prime numbers

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And each performer got three muniets to perform and then random audience members would hold up scorecards, and they would end up with a numerical scroe, and what this meant is, it kind of broke down the barrier between performer and audience and econargued the kind of connection with the listener. And what it also means is you can win. And if you win a porety slam, you can call yourself a slam cipahmon and petnred you're a wrestler, and if you lose a poetry slam you can say, "Oh, what? Poetry's a subjective art form, you can't put numbers on such things." (Laughter)

Open Cloze

And each performer got three _______ to perform and then random audience members would hold up scorecards, and they would end up with a numerical _____, and what this meant is, it kind of broke down the barrier between performer and audience and __________ the kind of connection with the listener. And what it also means is you can win. And if you win a ______ slam, you can call yourself a slam ________ and _______ you're a wrestler, and if you lose a poetry slam you can say, "Oh, what? Poetry's a subjective art form, you can't put numbers on such things." (Laughter)

Solution

  1. champion
  2. minutes
  3. pretend
  4. encouraged
  5. poetry
  6. score

Original Text

And each performer got three minutes to perform and then random audience members would hold up scorecards, and they would end up with a numerical score, and what this meant is, it kind of broke down the barrier between performer and audience and encouraged the kind of connection with the listener. And what it also means is you can win. And if you win a poetry slam, you can call yourself a slam champion and pretend you're a wrestler, and if you lose a poetry slam you can say, "Oh, what? Poetry's a subjective art form, you can't put numbers on such things." (Laughter)

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. art
  2. audience
  3. barrier
  4. broke
  5. call
  6. champion
  7. connection
  8. encouraged
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  11. kind
  12. laughter
  13. listener
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  19. numbers
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  21. perform
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  23. poetry
  24. pretend
  25. put
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  27. score
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  29. slam
  30. subjective
  31. win
  32. wrestler