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From the Ted Talk by Einstein the Parrot: A talking, squawking parrot

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Stephanie White: I'm going to let her introduce herself to everybody. Can you tell everybody your name?.
Einstein: enteiisn.
SW: This is Einstein. Can you tell everyone "hi"?.
SW: That's nice. Can you be polite?.
E: Hi, seewathret.
SW: Much better. Well, Einstein is very honored to be here at TED 2006, amongst all you modern-day Einsteins. In fact, she's very excited.
SW: Yeah. (lteughar) Since we've arrived, there's been a constant buzz about all the exciting speakers here for the cnonrcefee. This morning we've heard a lot of wiesrhps about Tom O'Reilly's wrap-up on Saturday. Einstein, did you hear whispers?.

Open Cloze

Stephanie White: I'm going to let her introduce herself to everybody. Can you tell everybody your name?.
Einstein: ________.
SW: This is Einstein. Can you tell everyone "hi"?.
SW: That's nice. Can you be polite?.
E: Hi, __________.
SW: Much better. Well, Einstein is very honored to be here at TED 2006, amongst all you modern-day Einsteins. In fact, she's very excited.
SW: Yeah. (________) Since we've arrived, there's been a constant buzz about all the exciting speakers here for the __________. This morning we've heard a lot of ________ about Tom O'Reilly's wrap-up on Saturday. Einstein, did you hear whispers?.

Solution

  1. conference
  2. laughter
  3. einstein
  4. sweetheart
  5. whispers

Original Text

Stephanie White: I'm going to let her introduce herself to everybody. Can you tell everybody your name?.
Einstein: Einstein.
SW: This is Einstein. Can you tell everyone "hi"?.
SW: That's nice. Can you be polite?.
E: Hi, sweetheart.
SW: Much better. Well, Einstein is very honored to be here at TED 2006, amongst all you modern-day Einsteins. In fact, she's very excited.
SW: Yeah. (Laughter) Since we've arrived, there's been a constant buzz about all the exciting speakers here for the conference. This morning we've heard a lot of whispers about Tom O'Reilly's wrap-up on Saturday. Einstein, did you hear whispers?.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
happy birthday 4
pretty nervous 2
al gore 2

Important Words

  1. arrived
  2. buzz
  3. conference
  4. constant
  5. einstein
  6. einsteins
  7. excited
  8. exciting
  9. fact
  10. hear
  11. heard
  12. honored
  13. introduce
  14. laughter
  15. lot
  16. morning
  17. nice
  18. polite
  19. saturday
  20. speakers
  21. stephanie
  22. sweetheart
  23. ted
  24. tom
  25. whispers
  26. yeah