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From the Ted Talk by Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality)

Unscramble the Blue Letters

toady, thanks to technology, we can share those stories as never before, by email, Facebook, blogs, tweets, on TED.com. The tloos of social neitonwkrg, these are the digital cpirefams around which the audience gathers to hear our story. We turn facts into similes and metaphors, and even fantasies. We polish the rough egeds of our lives so that they feel whole. Our stories make us the people we are and, sometimes, the people we want to be. They give us our identity and a sense of community. And if the stroy is a good one, it might even make us smile.

Open Cloze

_____, thanks to technology, we can share those stories as never before, by email, Facebook, blogs, tweets, on TED.com. The _____ of social __________, these are the digital _________ around which the audience gathers to hear our story. We turn facts into similes and metaphors, and even fantasies. We polish the rough _____ of our lives so that they feel whole. Our stories make us the people we are and, sometimes, the people we want to be. They give us our identity and a sense of community. And if the _____ is a good one, it might even make us smile.

Solution

  1. campfires
  2. edges
  3. networking
  4. story
  5. today
  6. tools

Original Text

Today, thanks to technology, we can share those stories as never before, by email, Facebook, blogs, tweets, on TED.com. The tools of social networking, these are the digital campfires around which the audience gathers to hear our story. We turn facts into similes and metaphors, and even fantasies. We polish the rough edges of our lives so that they feel whole. Our stories make us the people we are and, sometimes, the people we want to be. They give us our identity and a sense of community. And if the story is a good one, it might even make us smile.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
augmented reality 3
samuel taylor 2
edward de 2
magic tricks 2

Important Words

  1. audience
  2. blogs
  3. campfires
  4. community
  5. digital
  6. edges
  7. email
  8. facebook
  9. facts
  10. fantasies
  11. feel
  12. gathers
  13. give
  14. good
  15. hear
  16. identity
  17. lives
  18. metaphors
  19. networking
  20. people
  21. polish
  22. rough
  23. sense
  24. share
  25. similes
  26. smile
  27. social
  28. stories
  29. story
  30. technology
  31. ted
  32. today
  33. tools
  34. turn
  35. tweets