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From the Ted Talk by Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy

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But there's something else. There's something else about these people, these aicmrnaes who are there. There's something else about them that you see that they don't see themselves. And what do you see? They're Christians! They're Christians. They worship the Christian God, they have cesross, they carry Bibles. Their Bibles have a little igniisna that says "US Army" on them. And their ldreeas, their leaders: before they send their sons and daughters off to war in your country — and you know the rosaen — before they send them off, they go to a Christian church, and they pray to their Christian God, and they ask for pooretctin and guidance from that god. Why? Well, obviously, when people die in the war, they are Muslims, they are Iraqis — they're not Americans. You don't want Americans to die — "Protect Our Troops." And you feel something about that — of course you do. And they do wonderful things. You read about it, you hear about it. They're there to build schools and help people. That's what they want to do. They do weoufnrdl things, but they also do the bad things, and you can't tell the difference.

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But there's something else. There's something else about these people, these _________ who are there. There's something else about them that you see that they don't see themselves. And what do you see? They're Christians! They're Christians. They worship the Christian God, they have _______, they carry Bibles. Their Bibles have a little ________ that says "US Army" on them. And their _______, their leaders: before they send their sons and daughters off to war in your country — and you know the ______ — before they send them off, they go to a Christian church, and they pray to their Christian God, and they ask for __________ and guidance from that god. Why? Well, obviously, when people die in the war, they are Muslims, they are Iraqis — they're not Americans. You don't want Americans to die — "Protect Our Troops." And you feel something about that — of course you do. And they do wonderful things. You read about it, you hear about it. They're there to build schools and help people. That's what they want to do. They do _________ things, but they also do the bad things, and you can't tell the difference.

Solution

  1. leaders
  2. insignia
  3. protection
  4. wonderful
  5. crosses
  6. americans
  7. reason

Original Text

But there's something else. There's something else about these people, these Americans who are there. There's something else about them that you see that they don't see themselves. And what do you see? They're Christians! They're Christians. They worship the Christian God, they have crosses, they carry Bibles. Their Bibles have a little insignia that says "US Army" on them. And their leaders, their leaders: before they send their sons and daughters off to war in your country — and you know the reason — before they send them off, they go to a Christian church, and they pray to their Christian God, and they ask for protection and guidance from that god. Why? Well, obviously, when people die in the war, they are Muslims, they are Iraqis — they're not Americans. You don't want Americans to die — "Protect Our Troops." And you feel something about that — of course you do. And they do wonderful things. You read about it, you hear about it. They're there to build schools and help people. That's what they want to do. They do wonderful things, but they also do the bad things, and you can't tell the difference.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
united states 7
arab muslim 3
muslim living 3
people struggling 2
small ruling 2
radical experiment 2
feel frightened 2

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collocation frequency
arab muslim living 3

Important Words

  1. americans
  2. bad
  3. bibles
  4. build
  5. carry
  6. christian
  7. christians
  8. church
  9. country
  10. crosses
  11. daughters
  12. die
  13. difference
  14. feel
  15. god
  16. guidance
  17. hear
  18. insignia
  19. iraqis
  20. leaders
  21. muslims
  22. people
  23. pray
  24. protection
  25. read
  26. reason
  27. schools
  28. send
  29. sons
  30. troops
  31. war
  32. wonderful
  33. worship