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From the Ted Talk by Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language

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We want to change our reality, and be convinced in a way that reflects our dreams, aspirations and day-to-day life. In a way that dresses like us and thinks like we do. So, "I talk to you from the East, but you reply from the West" has hit the spot. Something very easy, yet creative and persuasive. After that, we launched another campaign with scenes of letetrs on the ground. You've seen an example of it outside, a scene of a letter serourudnd by bclak and yoellw tape with "Don't kill your language!" written on it. Why? Seriously, don't kill your lgnguaae. We really shouldn't kill our language. If we were to kill the language, we'd have to find an identity.

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We want to change our reality, and be convinced in a way that reflects our dreams, aspirations and day-to-day life. In a way that dresses like us and thinks like we do. So, "I talk to you from the East, but you reply from the West" has hit the spot. Something very easy, yet creative and persuasive. After that, we launched another campaign with scenes of _______ on the ground. You've seen an example of it outside, a scene of a letter __________ by _____ and ______ tape with "Don't kill your language!" written on it. Why? Seriously, don't kill your ________. We really shouldn't kill our language. If we were to kill the language, we'd have to find an identity.

Solution

  1. surrounded
  2. letters
  3. language
  4. yellow
  5. black

Original Text

We want to change our reality, and be convinced in a way that reflects our dreams, aspirations and day-to-day life. In a way that dresses like us and thinks like we do. So, "I talk to you from the East, but you reply from the West" has hit the spot. Something very easy, yet creative and persuasive. After that, we launched another campaign with scenes of letters on the ground. You've seen an example of it outside, a scene of a letter surrounded by black and yellow tape with "Don't kill your language!" written on it. Why? Seriously, don't kill your language. We really shouldn't kill our language. If we were to kill the language, we'd have to find an identity.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
arabic language 4
mother tongue 4
local product 2
poor woman 2

Important Words

  1. aspirations
  2. black
  3. campaign
  4. change
  5. convinced
  6. creative
  7. dreams
  8. dresses
  9. east
  10. easy
  11. find
  12. ground
  13. hit
  14. identity
  15. kill
  16. language
  17. launched
  18. letter
  19. letters
  20. life
  21. persuasive
  22. reality
  23. reflects
  24. reply
  25. scene
  26. scenes
  27. spot
  28. surrounded
  29. talk
  30. tape
  31. thinks
  32. written
  33. yellow