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From the Ted Talk by Jill Sobule: Global warming's theme song, "Manhattan in January"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

♫ Strolling along in Central Park ♫.
♫ Everyone's out tadoy ♫.
♫ The daisies and dodgoows are all in bloom ♫.
♫ Oh, what a glorious day ♫.
♫ For picnics and fireesbs and roller skaters, ♫.
♫ Friends and lovers and lonely stbaunerhs ♫.
♫ Everyone's out in merry Manhattan in January ♫.
(Laughter) (Applause).
♫ I brought the iced tea; ♫.
♫ Did you bring the bug spray? ♫.
♫ The flies are the size of your head ♫.
♫ Next to the palm tree, ♫.
♫ Did you see the 'gators ♫.
♫ Looking hppay and well fed? ♫.

Open Cloze

♫ Strolling along in Central Park ♫.
♫ Everyone's out _____ ♫.
♫ The daisies and ________ are all in bloom ♫.
♫ Oh, what a glorious day ♫.
♫ For picnics and ________ and roller skaters, ♫.
♫ Friends and lovers and lonely __________ ♫.
♫ Everyone's out in merry Manhattan in January ♫.
(Laughter) (Applause).
♫ I brought the iced tea; ♫.
♫ Did you bring the bug spray? ♫.
♫ The flies are the size of your head ♫.
♫ Next to the palm tree, ♫.
♫ Did you see the 'gators ♫.
♫ Looking _____ and well fed? ♫.

Solution

  1. happy
  2. dogwoods
  3. sunbathers
  4. frisbees
  5. today

Original Text

♫ Strolling along in Central Park ♫.
♫ Everyone's out today ♫.
♫ The daisies and dogwoods are all in bloom ♫.
♫ Oh, what a glorious day ♫.
♫ For picnics and Frisbees and roller skaters, ♫.
♫ Friends and lovers and lonely sunbathers ♫.
♫ Everyone's out in merry Manhattan in January ♫.
(Laughter) (Applause).
♫ I brought the iced tea; ♫.
♫ Did you bring the bug spray? ♫.
♫ The flies are the size of your head ♫.
♫ Next to the palm tree, ♫.
♫ Did you see the 'gators ♫.
♫ Looking happy and well fed? ♫.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
merry manhattan 3

Important Words

  1. applause
  2. bloom
  3. bring
  4. brought
  5. bug
  6. central
  7. daisies
  8. day
  9. dogwoods
  10. fed
  11. flies
  12. friends
  13. frisbees
  14. glorious
  15. happy
  16. head
  17. iced
  18. january
  19. laughter
  20. lonely
  21. lovers
  22. manhattan
  23. merry
  24. palm
  25. park
  26. picnics
  27. roller
  28. size
  29. skaters
  30. spray
  31. strolling
  32. sunbathers
  33. today
  34. tree