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From the Ted Talk by Ghada Wali: How I'm using LEGO to teach Arabic

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And so I started. I thgouht about how can I stop the world from seeing us as evil, as toirrrests of this planet, and start perceiving us as equals, fellow humans? How can I save and honor the Arabic script and share it with other people, other cultures? And then it hit me: What if I cebimond the two most significant symbols of ineonccne and Arab identity? Maybe then people could rnastoee. What's more pure, innocent and fun as LEGO? It's a universal child's toy. You play with them, you build with them, and with them, you imagine endless piestlsiibois.

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And so I started. I _______ about how can I stop the world from seeing us as evil, as __________ of this planet, and start perceiving us as equals, fellow humans? How can I save and honor the Arabic script and share it with other people, other cultures? And then it hit me: What if I ________ the two most significant symbols of _________ and Arab identity? Maybe then people could ________. What's more pure, innocent and fun as LEGO? It's a universal child's toy. You play with them, you build with them, and with them, you imagine endless _____________.

Solution

  1. innocence
  2. possibilities
  3. resonate
  4. thought
  5. combined
  6. terrorists

Original Text

And so I started. I thought about how can I stop the world from seeing us as evil, as terrorists of this planet, and start perceiving us as equals, fellow humans? How can I save and honor the Arabic script and share it with other people, other cultures? And then it hit me: What if I combined the two most significant symbols of innocence and Arab identity? Maybe then people could resonate. What's more pure, innocent and fun as LEGO? It's a universal child's toy. You play with them, you build with them, and with them, you imagine endless possibilities.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
graphic design 4
arabic script 4
arabic language 2
cultural products 2
entire region 2

Important Words

  1. arab
  2. arabic
  3. build
  4. combined
  5. cultures
  6. endless
  7. equals
  8. evil
  9. fellow
  10. fun
  11. hit
  12. honor
  13. humans
  14. identity
  15. imagine
  16. innocence
  17. innocent
  18. lego
  19. people
  20. perceiving
  21. planet
  22. play
  23. possibilities
  24. pure
  25. resonate
  26. save
  27. script
  28. share
  29. significant
  30. start
  31. started
  32. stop
  33. symbols
  34. terrorists
  35. thought
  36. toy
  37. universal
  38. world