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From the Ted Talk by Luke Sital-Singh: "Afterneath" / "Killing Me"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

you know? I've been writing them for 15 years now, and to be honest, over that time, I've come to kind of believe that they're not really dieenrpssg at all. In fact, I think they're kind of the most important songs we have. Songs that sing of srorow, of grief, of longing, of the darker side of love, the underside of being avile, these are the songs I just never tire of hearing and I never tire of writing, because they make me feel less alone. They sepak to a very real part of being human that can often be hidden in fear and samhe and phused deep down where it lingers and rots.

Open Cloze

you know? I've been writing them for 15 years now, and to be honest, over that time, I've come to kind of believe that they're not really __________ at all. In fact, I think they're kind of the most important songs we have. Songs that sing of ______, of grief, of longing, of the darker side of love, the underside of being _____, these are the songs I just never tire of hearing and I never tire of writing, because they make me feel less alone. They _____ to a very real part of being human that can often be hidden in fear and _____ and ______ deep down where it lingers and rots.

Solution

  1. sorrow
  2. depressing
  3. alive
  4. shame
  5. speak
  6. pushed

Original Text

you know? I've been writing them for 15 years now, and to be honest, over that time, I've come to kind of believe that they're not really depressing at all. In fact, I think they're kind of the most important songs we have. Songs that sing of sorrow, of grief, of longing, of the darker side of love, the underside of being alive, these are the songs I just never tire of hearing and I never tire of writing, because they make me feel less alone. They speak to a very real part of being human that can often be hidden in fear and shame and pushed deep down where it lingers and rots.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
living happily 4
feeling guilty 4
laughter afterneath 3
cherry blossom 2

Important Words

  1. alive
  2. darker
  3. deep
  4. depressing
  5. fact
  6. fear
  7. feel
  8. grief
  9. hearing
  10. hidden
  11. honest
  12. human
  13. important
  14. kind
  15. lingers
  16. longing
  17. love
  18. part
  19. pushed
  20. real
  21. rots
  22. shame
  23. side
  24. sing
  25. songs
  26. sorrow
  27. speak
  28. time
  29. tire
  30. underside
  31. writing
  32. years