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From the Ted Talk by Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now the city I inherited was just on the verge of coming out of its sebulmrnig economy, and for the very first time, we started showing up on the ltsis. Now you know the lists I'm talking about. The midea and the iteenrnt love to rank cities. And in oomkhlaa City, we'd never really been on lists before. So I thought it was kind of cool when they came out with these positive lists and we were on there. We weren't anywhere close to the top, but we were on the list, we were somebody. Best city to get a job, best city to start a business, best downtown — Oklahoma City.

Open Cloze

Now the city I inherited was just on the verge of coming out of its __________ economy, and for the very first time, we started showing up on the _____. Now you know the lists I'm talking about. The _____ and the ________ love to rank cities. And in ________ City, we'd never really been on lists before. So I thought it was kind of cool when they came out with these positive lists and we were on there. We weren't anywhere close to the top, but we were on the list, we were somebody. Best city to get a job, best city to start a business, best downtown — Oklahoma City.

Solution

  1. slumbering
  2. media
  3. lists
  4. oklahoma
  5. internet

Original Text

Now the city I inherited was just on the verge of coming out of its slumbering economy, and for the very first time, we started showing up on the lists. Now you know the lists I'm talking about. The media and the Internet love to rank cities. And in Oklahoma City, we'd never really been on lists before. So I thought it was kind of cool when they came out with these positive lists and we were on there. We weren't anywhere close to the top, but we were on the list, we were somebody. Best city to get a job, best city to start a business, best downtown — Oklahoma City.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
oklahoma city 14
economic development 3
ron norick 2
called maps 2
highly educated 2
united states 2
large numbers 2

Important Words

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  2. cities
  3. city
  4. close
  5. coming
  6. cool
  7. downtown
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  10. internet
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  12. kind
  13. list
  14. lists
  15. love
  16. media
  17. oklahoma
  18. positive
  19. rank
  20. showing
  21. slumbering
  22. start
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  24. talking
  25. thought
  26. time
  27. top
  28. verge