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From the Ted Talk by Marina Abramović: An art made of trust, vulnerability and connection

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now... let's go back in time. It's 1974. There is the gallery somewhere in the world, and there is a young girl, age 23, standing in the middle of the space. In the front of her is a tlbae. On the table there are 76 ojbects for pleasure and for pain. Some of the objects are a glass of wtaer, a coat, a shoe, a rose. But also the knife, the razor blade, the hammer and the potisl with one bullet. There are instructions which say, "I'm an object. You can use everything on the table on me. I'm taking all responsibility — even killing me. And the time is six hours."

Open Cloze

Now... let's go back in time. It's 1974. There is the gallery somewhere in the world, and there is a young girl, age 23, standing in the middle of the space. In the front of her is a _____. On the table there are 76 _______ for pleasure and for pain. Some of the objects are a glass of _____, a coat, a shoe, a rose. But also the knife, the razor blade, the hammer and the ______ with one bullet. There are instructions which say, "I'm an object. You can use everything on the table on me. I'm taking all responsibility — even killing me. And the time is six hours."

Solution

  1. pistol
  2. water
  3. objects
  4. table

Original Text

Now... let's go back in time. It's 1974. There is the gallery somewhere in the world, and there is a young girl, age 23, standing in the middle of the space. In the front of her is a table. On the table there are 76 objects for pleasure and for pain. Some of the objects are a glass of water, a coat, a shoe, a rose. But also the knife, the razor blade, the hammer and the pistol with one bullet. There are instructions which say, "I'm an object. You can use everything on the table on me. I'm taking all responsibility — even killing me. And the time is six hours."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
human beings 3
razor blade 2
normal human 2
long duration 2
parking lot 2
count rice 2
personal level 2

Important Words

  1. age
  2. blade
  3. bullet
  4. coat
  5. front
  6. gallery
  7. girl
  8. glass
  9. hammer
  10. hours
  11. instructions
  12. killing
  13. knife
  14. middle
  15. object
  16. objects
  17. pain
  18. pistol
  19. pleasure
  20. razor
  21. responsibility
  22. rose
  23. shoe
  24. space
  25. standing
  26. table
  27. time
  28. water
  29. world
  30. young