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"From the Ted Talk by Rives: A story of mixed emoticons"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This means, "I'm smiling." So does that. This means "mouse." "Cat." Here we have a story. The start of the story, where this means guy, and that is a ponytail on a passer-by. Here's where it happens. These are when. This is a cassette tape the girl puts into her cassette-tape player. She wears it every day. It's not cediensrod vintage — she just lkeis certain msuic to sound a certain way. Look at her posture; it's remarkable. That's because she dances. Now he, the guy, takes all of this in, figuring, "Honestly, geez, what are my ccahens?"

Open Cloze

This means, "I'm smiling." So does that. This means "mouse." "Cat." Here we have a story. The start of the story, where this means guy, and that is a ponytail on a passer-by. Here's where it happens. These are when. This is a cassette tape the girl puts into her cassette-tape player. She wears it every day. It's not __________ vintage — she just _____ certain _____ to sound a certain way. Look at her posture; it's remarkable. That's because she dances. Now he, the guy, takes all of this in, figuring, "Honestly, geez, what are my _______?"

Solution

  1. chances
  2. considered
  3. music
  4. likes

Original Text

This means, "I'm smiling." So does that. This means "mouse." "Cat." Here we have a story. The start of the story, where this means guy, and that is a ponytail on a passer-by. Here's where it happens. These are when. This is a cassette tape the girl puts into her cassette-tape player. She wears it every day. It's not considered vintage — she just likes certain music to sound a certain way. Look at her posture; it's remarkable. That's because she dances. Now he, the guy, takes all of this in, figuring, "Honestly, geez, what are my chances?"

Important Words

  1. cassette
  2. chances
  3. considered
  4. dances
  5. day
  6. figuring
  7. geez
  8. girl
  9. guy
  10. likes
  11. means
  12. music
  13. player
  14. ponytail
  15. puts
  16. remarkable
  17. smiling
  18. sound
  19. start
  20. story
  21. takes
  22. tape
  23. vintage
  24. wears