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From the Ted Talk by Geert Chatrou: A whistleblower you haven't heard

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Thank you very much. That was whistling. I'm trying to do this in egnsilh. What is a chubby, curly-haired guy from Holland — why is he whistling? Well actually, I've been whistling since the age of four, about four. My dad was always whistling around the house, and I just thought that's part of communication in my family. So I whistled along with him. And actually, until I was 34, I always annoyed and irritated people with whistling, because, to be honest, my whistling is a kind of dvianet bhaeovir. I wesltihd alone, I whistled in the classroom, I whistled on bike, I whistled everywhere.

Open Cloze

Thank you very much. That was whistling. I'm trying to do this in _______. What is a chubby, curly-haired guy from Holland — why is he whistling? Well actually, I've been whistling since the age of four, about four. My dad was always whistling around the house, and I just thought that's part of communication in my family. So I whistled along with him. And actually, until I was 34, I always annoyed and irritated people with whistling, because, to be honest, my whistling is a kind of _______ ________. I ________ alone, I whistled in the classroom, I whistled on bike, I whistled everywhere.

Solution

  1. deviant
  2. behavior
  3. whistled
  4. english

Original Text

Thank you very much. That was whistling. I'm trying to do this in English. What is a chubby, curly-haired guy from Holland — why is he whistling? Well actually, I've been whistling since the age of four, about four. My dad was always whistling around the house, and I just thought that's part of communication in my family. So I whistled along with him. And actually, until I was 34, I always annoyed and irritated people with whistling, because, to be honest, my whistling is a kind of deviant behavior. I whistled alone, I whistled in the classroom, I whistled on bike, I whistled everywhere.

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Important Words

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  3. behavior
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  13. holland
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  16. irritated
  17. kind
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