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From the Ted Talk by Aparna Bharadwaj: Hidden connections that transcend borders and defy stereotypes

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We live in a wolrd that has globalized for more than four decades, and yet we're getting torn apart, sehpad by the geopolitics of our time. Countries are falling into blocs. Fault lenis are appearing everywhere. I'm not a siiepacslt in geopolitics. I'm just a student of the consumer. But when I look at this data and I think about it, if only people knew that we are similar in the most profound ways in some of our most everyday activities, in the way we sip a cup of coffee, tatse a snack, try on a new outfit or test drive a car, how bfaiuteul would that be? Maybe if we knew that, we would also learn to understand and eahpimtze with each other. It's a lovely thought to reflect on maybe with your next cup of coffee.

Open Cloze

We live in a _____ that has globalized for more than four decades, and yet we're getting torn apart, ______ by the geopolitics of our time. Countries are falling into blocs. Fault _____ are appearing everywhere. I'm not a __________ in geopolitics. I'm just a student of the consumer. But when I look at this data and I think about it, if only people knew that we are similar in the most profound ways in some of our most everyday activities, in the way we sip a cup of coffee, _____ a snack, try on a new outfit or test drive a car, how _________ would that be? Maybe if we knew that, we would also learn to understand and _________ with each other. It's a lovely thought to reflect on maybe with your next cup of coffee.

Solution

  1. shaped
  2. lines
  3. taste
  4. beautiful
  5. specialist
  6. empathize
  7. world

Original Text

We live in a world that has globalized for more than four decades, and yet we're getting torn apart, shaped by the geopolitics of our time. Countries are falling into blocs. Fault lines are appearing everywhere. I'm not a specialist in geopolitics. I'm just a student of the consumer. But when I look at this data and I think about it, if only people knew that we are similar in the most profound ways in some of our most everyday activities, in the way we sip a cup of coffee, taste a snack, try on a new outfit or test drive a car, how beautiful would that be? Maybe if we knew that, we would also learn to understand and empathize with each other. It's a lovely thought to reflect on maybe with your next cup of coffee.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
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black dots 4
similar ways 3
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hidden connection 2
studying consumers 2
specific consumer 2
consumer behavior 2
green dot 2
unique group 2
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country pair 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
specific consumer behavior 2

Important Words

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  3. beautiful
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  32. specialist
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  38. torn
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  41. world