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From the Ted Talk by Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I'm here to tell you a story about me and this wall that I met outside, which I'm now bringing inside. And it satrts with three people. The crazy tceeahr -- that's me on the left, I dress up pretty, thank you, my wife, I love you for getting a good suit -- my poinasstae borough president and a guy named ggroee Irwin from geern Living Technologies who helped me with my cslas and helped me get involved with this patented technology. But it all starts with seeds in classrooms, in my place, which looks like this. And I'm here today hoping that my reach will exceed my grasp. And that's really what this is all about.

Open Cloze

So I'm here to tell you a story about me and this wall that I met outside, which I'm now bringing inside. And it ______ with three people. The crazy _______ -- that's me on the left, I dress up pretty, thank you, my wife, I love you for getting a good suit -- my __________ borough president and a guy named ______ Irwin from _____ Living Technologies who helped me with my _____ and helped me get involved with this patented technology. But it all starts with seeds in classrooms, in my place, which looks like this. And I'm here today hoping that my reach will exceed my grasp. And that's really what this is all about.

Solution

  1. class
  2. teacher
  3. green
  4. starts
  5. passionate
  6. george

Original Text

So I'm here to tell you a story about me and this wall that I met outside, which I'm now bringing inside. And it starts with three people. The crazy teacher -- that's me on the left, I dress up pretty, thank you, my wife, I love you for getting a good suit -- my passionate borough president and a guy named George Irwin from Green Living Technologies who helped me with my class and helped me get involved with this patented technology. But it all starts with seeds in classrooms, in my place, which looks like this. And I'm here today hoping that my reach will exceed my grasp. And that's really what this is all about.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
south bronx 4
york city 4
borough president 3
poorest congressional 3
congressional district 3
bronx borough 3
triple bottom 3
living wage 3
edible wall 2
people noticed 2
green graffiti 2
true triple 2
state senator 2
green bronx 2
bronx machine 2
brook park 2
big kids 2
bronx county 2
percent attendance 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
poorest congressional district 3
bronx borough president 2
true triple bottom 2
green bronx machine 2

Important Words

  1. borough
  2. bringing
  3. class
  4. classrooms
  5. crazy
  6. dress
  7. exceed
  8. george
  9. good
  10. grasp
  11. green
  12. guy
  13. helped
  14. hoping
  15. involved
  16. irwin
  17. left
  18. living
  19. love
  20. met
  21. named
  22. passionate
  23. patented
  24. people
  25. place
  26. president
  27. pretty
  28. reach
  29. seeds
  30. starts
  31. story
  32. suit
  33. teacher
  34. technologies
  35. technology
  36. today
  37. wall
  38. wife