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From the Ted Talk by Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In the past several days, I hraed people talnkig about China. And also, I telkad to finreds about China and Chinese Internet. Something is very challenging to me. I want to make my friends understand: China is complicated. So I always want to tell the story, like, one hand it is that, the other hand is that. You can't just tell a one seidd story. I'll give an example. China is a BRIC crutnoy. BRIC country menas Brazil, Russia, India and China. This emerging economy really is helping the revival of the world economy. But at the same time, on the other hand, China is a SICK country, the tnmgioeorly coined by Facebook IPO papers — file. He said the SICK country means Syria, Iran, China and North Korea. The four countries have no access to Facebook. So basically, China is a SICK BRIC country.

Open Cloze

In the past several days, I _____ people _______ about China. And also, I ______ to _______ about China and Chinese Internet. Something is very challenging to me. I want to make my friends understand: China is complicated. So I always want to tell the story, like, one hand it is that, the other hand is that. You can't just tell a one _____ story. I'll give an example. China is a BRIC _______. BRIC country _____ Brazil, Russia, India and China. This emerging economy really is helping the revival of the world economy. But at the same time, on the other hand, China is a SICK country, the ___________ coined by Facebook IPO papers — file. He said the SICK country means Syria, Iran, China and North Korea. The four countries have no access to Facebook. So basically, China is a SICK BRIC country.

Solution

  1. sided
  2. means
  3. talked
  4. terminology
  5. talking
  6. heard
  7. country
  8. friends

Original Text

In the past several days, I heard people talking about China. And also, I talked to friends about China and Chinese Internet. Something is very challenging to me. I want to make my friends understand: China is complicated. So I always want to tell the story, like, one hand it is that, the other hand is that. You can't just tell a one sided story. I'll give an example. China is a BRIC country. BRIC country means Brazil, Russia, India and China. This emerging economy really is helping the revival of the world economy. But at the same time, on the other hand, China is a SICK country, the terminology coined by Facebook IPO papers — file. He said the SICK country means Syria, Iran, China and North Korea. The four countries have no access to Facebook. So basically, China is a SICK BRIC country.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
central government 5
chinese internet 4
chinese central 4
bric country 3
chinese social 3
social media 3
public opinion 3
united states 3
local government 3
country means 2
internet users 2
chinese government 2
chinese history 2
million criticisms 2
american embassy 2
chinese weibo 2
media platform 2
public sphere 2
chinese people 2
top leaders 2
river crab 2
local cats 2
bad cats 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
chinese central government 4
chinese social media 2

Important Words

  1. access
  2. basically
  3. brazil
  4. bric
  5. challenging
  6. china
  7. chinese
  8. coined
  9. complicated
  10. countries
  11. country
  12. days
  13. economy
  14. emerging
  15. facebook
  16. file
  17. friends
  18. give
  19. hand
  20. heard
  21. helping
  22. india
  23. internet
  24. ipo
  25. iran
  26. korea
  27. means
  28. north
  29. papers
  30. people
  31. revival
  32. russia
  33. sick
  34. sided
  35. story
  36. syria
  37. talked
  38. talking
  39. terminology
  40. time
  41. world