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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

MT: Which means magic is theater and every trick is a sorty. The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction. There are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome. Now many of them are intensely ditmaarc. Magicians play with fire and steel, defy the fury of the buzzsaw, dare to cctah a bullet or attempt a deadly escape. But aceuindes don't come to see the mcaaigin die, they come to see him live. Because the best stories always have a hppay ending.

Open Cloze

MT: Which means magic is theater and every trick is a _____. The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction. There are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome. Now many of them are intensely ________. Magicians play with fire and steel, defy the fury of the buzzsaw, dare to _____ a bullet or attempt a deadly escape. But _________ don't come to see the ________ die, they come to see him live. Because the best stories always have a _____ ending.

Solution

  1. story
  2. catch
  3. dramatic
  4. magician
  5. happy
  6. audiences

Original Text

MT: Which means magic is theater and every trick is a story. The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction. There are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome. Now many of them are intensely dramatic. Magicians play with fire and steel, defy the fury of the buzzsaw, dare to catch a bullet or attempt a deadly escape. But audiences don't come to see the magician die, they come to see him live. Because the best stories always have a happy ending.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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samuel taylor 2
edward de 2
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Important Words

  1. archetypes
  2. attempt
  3. audiences
  4. bullet
  5. buzzsaw
  6. catch
  7. creation
  8. deadly
  9. death
  10. defy
  11. die
  12. dramatic
  13. escape
  14. fiction
  15. fire
  16. follow
  17. fury
  18. happy
  19. intensely
  20. live
  21. loss
  22. magic
  23. magician
  24. magicians
  25. means
  26. narrative
  27. obstacles
  28. overcome
  29. play
  30. resurrection
  31. steel
  32. stories
  33. story
  34. tales
  35. theater
  36. trick
  37. tricks