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From the Ted Talk by Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!

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Once I was in New York and got in a cab. I took the bacsaket, and in front of me I saw something related to a play. So I asked the driver, "What is this?" He said it was his prloife. "Then what are you?" I asked. "An actor," he said. He was a cbbay and an aotcr. I asked, "What roles do you usually play?" He proudly said he palyed King Lear. King Lear. "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" — a great line from King Lear. That's the world I dream of. Someone is a golfer by day and writer by night. Or a cabby and an actor, a banker and a painter, secretly or publicly primrneofg their own arts.

Open Cloze

Once I was in New York and got in a cab. I took the ________, and in front of me I saw something related to a play. So I asked the driver, "What is this?" He said it was his _______. "Then what are you?" I asked. "An actor," he said. He was a _____ and an _____. I asked, "What roles do you usually play?" He proudly said he ______ King Lear. King Lear. "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" — a great line from King Lear. That's the world I dream of. Someone is a golfer by day and writer by night. Or a cabby and an actor, a banker and a painter, secretly or publicly __________ their own arts.

Solution

  1. cabby
  2. actor
  3. played
  4. performing
  5. backseat
  6. profile

Original Text

Once I was in New York and got in a cab. I took the backseat, and in front of me I saw something related to a play. So I asked the driver, "What is this?" He said it was his profile. "Then what are you?" I asked. "An actor," he said. He was a cabby and an actor. I asked, "What roles do you usually play?" He proudly said he played King Lear. King Lear. "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" — a great line from King Lear. That's the world I dream of. Someone is a golfer by day and writer by night. Or a cabby and an actor, a banker and a painter, secretly or publicly performing their own arts.

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