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From the Ted Talk by Kaustav Dey: How fashion helps us express who we are -- and what we stand for

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I was around 10 when one day, I discovered a box of my father's old things. In it, under a bunch of his clelgoe textbooks, was a pair of balck corduroy bell-bottom pants. These ptans were awful — musty and moth-eaten. And of course, I fell in love with them. I'd never seen anything like them. Until that day, all I'd ever known and worn was my school uniform, which, in fact, I was pretty grateful for, because from quite a young age, I'd realized I was somewhat different. I'd never been one of the boys my age; trerblie at sropts, possibly the unmanliest little boy ever.

Open Cloze

I was around 10 when one day, I discovered a box of my father's old things. In it, under a bunch of his _______ textbooks, was a pair of _____ corduroy bell-bottom pants. These _____ were awful — musty and moth-eaten. And of course, I fell in love with them. I'd never seen anything like them. Until that day, all I'd ever known and worn was my school uniform, which, in fact, I was pretty grateful for, because from quite a young age, I'd realized I was somewhat different. I'd never been one of the boys my age; ________ at ______, possibly the unmanliest little boy ever.

Solution

  1. terrible
  2. black
  3. college
  4. sports
  5. pants

Original Text

I was around 10 when one day, I discovered a box of my father's old things. In it, under a bunch of his college textbooks, was a pair of black corduroy bell-bottom pants. These pants were awful — musty and moth-eaten. And of course, I fell in love with them. I'd never seen anything like them. Until that day, all I'd ever known and worn was my school uniform, which, in fact, I was pretty grateful for, because from quite a young age, I'd realized I was somewhat different. I'd never been one of the boys my age; terrible at sports, possibly the unmanliest little boy ever.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
black corduroy 2
fashion police 2

Important Words

  1. age
  2. awful
  3. black
  4. box
  5. boy
  6. boys
  7. bunch
  8. college
  9. corduroy
  10. day
  11. discovered
  12. fact
  13. fell
  14. grateful
  15. love
  16. musty
  17. pair
  18. pants
  19. possibly
  20. pretty
  21. realized
  22. school
  23. sports
  24. terrible
  25. textbooks
  26. uniform
  27. unmanliest
  28. worn
  29. young