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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 minutes to perform and then random audience members would hold up scorecards, and they would end up with a numerical score, and what this mnaet 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 mneas is you can win. And if you win a poetry slam, you can call yourself a slam champion and prtneed you're a wrestler, and if you lose a preoty slam you can say, "Oh, what? Poetry's a suceibjvte art form, you can't put nrebmus on such things." (Laughter)

Open Cloze

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 _____ 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 _____ is you can win. And if you win a poetry slam, you can call yourself a slam champion and _______ you're a wrestler, and if you lose a ______ slam you can say, "Oh, what? Poetry's a __________ art form, you can't put _______ on such things." (Laughter)

Solution

  1. meant
  2. poetry
  3. pretend
  4. subjective
  5. numbers
  6. means

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)

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Important Words

  1. art
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  3. barrier
  4. broke
  5. call
  6. champion
  7. connection
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  11. kind
  12. laughter
  13. listener
  14. lose
  15. means
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  23. poetry
  24. pretend
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  29. slam
  30. subjective
  31. win
  32. wrestler