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From the Ted Talk by David Pogue: Cool tricks your phone can do

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And now the end is near. I'm sick to death of this old cell phone. Bad sound, the signal's weak, the sftarwoe stinks. A made-in-Hell pohne. I've heard there's something new — a million times more rad than my phone. I too will join the cult. I want an iPhone. Concerns — I have a few. It's got some flaws; we may just face it. No keys, no memory card, the battery's sealed — you can't replace it. But God, this thing is sweet. A mtituucloh, iPod, Wi-Fi phone. You had me from, "Hello." I want an iPhone. I want to touch its precious screen. I want to wipe the smudges clean. I want my friends to look and drool. I want to say, "Look — now I'm cool" I sotod in line and I'll get mine. I want an ionhpe. For what is a man? What has he got? If not iPhone, then he's got squat. It's all the things a phone should be. Who ceras if it's AT&T? I took a stand, paid half a grand! And I got an iPhone!

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And now the end is near. I'm sick to death of this old cell phone. Bad sound, the signal's weak, the ________ stinks. A made-in-Hell _____. I've heard there's something new — a million times more rad than my phone. I too will join the cult. I want an iPhone. Concerns — I have a few. It's got some flaws; we may just face it. No keys, no memory card, the battery's sealed — you can't replace it. But God, this thing is sweet. A __________, iPod, Wi-Fi phone. You had me from, "Hello." I want an iPhone. I want to touch its precious screen. I want to wipe the smudges clean. I want my friends to look and drool. I want to say, "Look — now I'm cool" I _____ in line and I'll get mine. I want an ______. For what is a man? What has he got? If not iPhone, then he's got squat. It's all the things a phone should be. Who _____ if it's AT&T? I took a stand, paid half a grand! And I got an iPhone!

Solution

  1. iphone
  2. phone
  3. software
  4. cares
  5. multitouch
  6. stood

Original Text

And now the end is near. I'm sick to death of this old cell phone. Bad sound, the signal's weak, the software stinks. A made-in-Hell phone. I've heard there's something new — a million times more rad than my phone. I too will join the cult. I want an iPhone. Concerns — I have a few. It's got some flaws; we may just face it. No keys, no memory card, the battery's sealed — you can't replace it. But God, this thing is sweet. A multitouch, iPod, Wi-Fi phone. You had me from, "Hello." I want an iPhone. I want to touch its precious screen. I want to wipe the smudges clean. I want my friends to look and drool. I want to say, "Look — now I'm cool" I stood in line and I'll get mine. I want an iPhone. For what is a man? What has he got? If not iPhone, then he's got squat. It's all the things a phone should be. Who cares if it's AT&T? I took a stand, paid half a grand! And I got an iPhone!

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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