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"From the Ted Talk by Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

twvlee years ago, I was a fresh graduate snieekg my way in the world. Born in Ohio to Indian immigrants, I settled on the uttlmaie rebellion against my parents, mivong to the country they had worked so damn hard to get out of. What I tughhot might be a six-month stint in Mumbai stretched to six years. I became a writer and found myself amid a magical story: the akinwaneg of hope across much of the so-called Third World. Six years ago, I returned to America and realized something: The American Dream was thriving, but only in India. In America, not so much.

Open Cloze

______ years ago, I was a fresh graduate _______ my way in the world. Born in Ohio to Indian immigrants, I settled on the ________ rebellion against my parents, ______ to the country they had worked so damn hard to get out of. What I _______ might be a six-month stint in Mumbai stretched to six years. I became a writer and found myself amid a magical story: the _________ of hope across much of the so-called Third World. Six years ago, I returned to America and realized something: The American Dream was thriving, but only in India. In America, not so much.

Solution

  1. twelve
  2. seeking
  3. thought
  4. awakening
  5. moving
  6. ultimate

Original Text

Twelve years ago, I was a fresh graduate seeking my way in the world. Born in Ohio to Indian immigrants, I settled on the ultimate rebellion against my parents, moving to the country they had worked so damn hard to get out of. What I thought might be a six-month stint in Mumbai stretched to six years. I became a writer and found myself amid a magical story: the awakening of hope across much of the so-called Third World. Six years ago, I returned to America and realized something: The American Dream was thriving, but only in India. In America, not so much.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
mini mart 6
tattooed man 3
olive garden 3
dallas mini 3

Important Words

  1. america
  2. american
  3. awakening
  4. born
  5. country
  6. damn
  7. dream
  8. fresh
  9. graduate
  10. hard
  11. hope
  12. immigrants
  13. india
  14. indian
  15. magical
  16. moving
  17. mumbai
  18. ohio
  19. parents
  20. realized
  21. rebellion
  22. returned
  23. seeking
  24. settled
  25. stint
  26. stretched
  27. thought
  28. thriving
  29. twelve
  30. ultimate
  31. worked
  32. world
  33. writer
  34. years