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From the Ted Talk by Vik Muniz: Art with wire, sugar, chocolate and string

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When you think about — you know, cevtrtaiiy has a lot to do with causality too. You know, when I was a teeeganr, I was a creator. I just did things. Then I became an adult and started kiwonng who I was, and tried to mniaitan that persona — I became creative. It wasn't until I actually did a book and a retrospective exhibition, that I could track exactly — looks like all the craziest things that I had done, all my drinking, all my parties — they followed a straight line that brings me to the point that actually I'm talking to you at this moment. Though it's actually true, you know, the reason I'm talking to you right now is because I was born in Brazil. If I was born in moeernty, probably would be in Brazil.

Open Cloze

When you think about — you know, __________ has a lot to do with causality too. You know, when I was a ________, I was a creator. I just did things. Then I became an adult and started _______ who I was, and tried to ________ that persona — I became creative. It wasn't until I actually did a book and a retrospective exhibition, that I could track exactly — looks like all the craziest things that I had done, all my drinking, all my parties — they followed a straight line that brings me to the point that actually I'm talking to you at this moment. Though it's actually true, you know, the reason I'm talking to you right now is because I was born in Brazil. If I was born in ________, probably would be in Brazil.

Solution

  1. creativity
  2. knowing
  3. monterey
  4. teenager
  5. maintain

Original Text

When you think about — you know, creativity has a lot to do with causality too. You know, when I was a teenager, I was a creator. I just did things. Then I became an adult and started knowing who I was, and tried to maintain that persona — I became creative. It wasn't until I actually did a book and a retrospective exhibition, that I could track exactly — looks like all the craziest things that I had done, all my drinking, all my parties — they followed a straight line that brings me to the point that actually I'm talking to you at this moment. Though it's actually true, you know, the reason I'm talking to you right now is because I was born in Brazil. If I was born in Monterey, probably would be in Brazil.

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Important Words

  1. adult
  2. book
  3. born
  4. brazil
  5. brings
  6. causality
  7. craziest
  8. creative
  9. creativity
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  11. drinking
  12. exhibition
  13. knowing
  14. line
  15. lot
  16. maintain
  17. moment
  18. monterey
  19. parties
  20. persona
  21. point
  22. reason
  23. retrospective
  24. started
  25. straight
  26. talking
  27. teenager
  28. track
  29. true