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"From the Ted Talk by Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo"

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Little did I know what a huge icmapt it would have on me one night when I was at a party and I heard a sound coming out of a record player in the conrer of a room. And it was Doc Watson singing and playing "Shady Grove." ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ sadhy Grove, my darlin' ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Going back to hrlaan ♫ That sound was just so beautiful, the sound of Doc's voice and the rippling groove of the banjo. And after being totally and cmptoeelly obsessed with the mammoth richness and htroisy of Chinese culture, it was like this total relief to hear something so truly aieamrcn and so truly awesome. I knew I had to take a banjo with me to China.

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Little did I know what a huge ______ it would have on me one night when I was at a party and I heard a sound coming out of a record player in the ______ of a room. And it was Doc Watson singing and playing "Shady Grove." ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ _____ Grove, my darlin' ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Going back to ______ ♫ That sound was just so beautiful, the sound of Doc's voice and the rippling groove of the banjo. And after being totally and __________ obsessed with the mammoth richness and _______ of Chinese culture, it was like this total relief to hear something so truly ________ and so truly awesome. I knew I had to take a banjo with me to China.

Solution

  1. impact
  2. shady
  3. american
  4. completely
  5. harlan
  6. corner
  7. history

Original Text

Little did I know what a huge impact it would have on me one night when I was at a party and I heard a sound coming out of a record player in the corner of a room. And it was Doc Watson singing and playing "Shady Grove." ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my darlin' ♫ ♫ Shady Grove, my little love ♫ ♫ Going back to Harlan ♫ That sound was just so beautiful, the sound of Doc's voice and the rippling groove of the banjo. And after being totally and completely obsessed with the mammoth richness and history of Chinese culture, it was like this total relief to hear something so truly American and so truly awesome. I knew I had to take a banjo with me to China.

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Important Words

  1. american
  2. awesome
  3. banjo
  4. beautiful
  5. china
  6. chinese
  7. coming
  8. completely
  9. corner
  10. culture
  11. doc
  12. groove
  13. grove
  14. harlan
  15. hear
  16. heard
  17. history
  18. huge
  19. impact
  20. knew
  21. love
  22. mammoth
  23. night
  24. obsessed
  25. party
  26. player
  27. playing
  28. record
  29. relief
  30. richness
  31. rippling
  32. room
  33. shady
  34. singing
  35. sound
  36. total
  37. totally
  38. voice
  39. watson