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From the Ted Talk by David Whyte: A lyrical bridge between past, present and future

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But it's quite atsniihosng, how little time we spend at this conversational frontier, and not abstracted away from it in one strategy or another. I was coming through immigration, which is quite a dramatic border at the moment, into the US last year, and, you know, you get off an international flight across the Atlantic, and you're not in the best place; you're not at your most spiritually mature. You're quite ietiampnt with the rest of humanity, in fact. So when you get up to immigration with your sirht cloalr out and a day's gwrtoh of beard, and you have very little patience, and the immigration officer lkeood at my passport and said, "What do you do, Mr. Whyte?" I said, "I work with the conversational nature of reality."

Open Cloze

But it's quite ___________, how little time we spend at this conversational frontier, and not abstracted away from it in one strategy or another. I was coming through immigration, which is quite a dramatic border at the moment, into the US last year, and, you know, you get off an international flight across the Atlantic, and you're not in the best place; you're not at your most spiritually mature. You're quite _________ with the rest of humanity, in fact. So when you get up to immigration with your _____ ______ out and a day's ______ of beard, and you have very little patience, and the immigration officer ______ at my passport and said, "What do you do, Mr. Whyte?" I said, "I work with the conversational nature of reality."

Solution

  1. impatient
  2. astonishing
  3. shirt
  4. growth
  5. looked
  6. collar

Original Text

But it's quite astonishing, how little time we spend at this conversational frontier, and not abstracted away from it in one strategy or another. I was coming through immigration, which is quite a dramatic border at the moment, into the US last year, and, you know, you get off an international flight across the Atlantic, and you're not in the best place; you're not at your most spiritually mature. You're quite impatient with the rest of humanity, in fact. So when you get up to immigration with your shirt collar out and a day's growth of beard, and you have very little patience, and the immigration officer looked at my passport and said, "What do you do, Mr. Whyte?" I said, "I work with the conversational nature of reality."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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