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From the Ted Talk by Alexis Charpentier: How record collectors find lost music and preserve our cultural heritage

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When the media talks about the vinyl revival that's been happening these last few years, they often forget to mention this cmunmitoy that's been keeping the vinyl and the tradition and the culture alive for these last 30 years. It's a very close-knit but competitive society, a little bit, because when you're hunting for extremely rare records, if you miss your opportunity, you might not see that record ever in your life. But I guess the only poesrn in here truly impressed by rcoerd collectors is another record collector. To the outside world, we seem like a very weird, oabddll gourp of idliinaudvs. And —

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When the media talks about the vinyl revival that's been happening these last few years, they often forget to mention this _________ that's been keeping the vinyl and the tradition and the culture alive for these last 30 years. It's a very close-knit but competitive society, a little bit, because when you're hunting for extremely rare records, if you miss your opportunity, you might not see that record ever in your life. But I guess the only ______ in here truly impressed by ______ collectors is another record collector. To the outside world, we seem like a very weird, _______ _____ of ___________. And —

Solution

  1. community
  2. group
  3. person
  4. oddball
  5. individuals
  6. record

Original Text

When the media talks about the vinyl revival that's been happening these last few years, they often forget to mention this community that's been keeping the vinyl and the tradition and the culture alive for these last 30 years. It's a very close-knit but competitive society, a little bit, because when you're hunting for extremely rare records, if you miss your opportunity, you might not see that record ever in your life. But I guess the only person in here truly impressed by record collectors is another record collector. To the outside world, we seem like a very weird, oddball group of individuals. And —

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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record collectors 4
record diggers 3
record stores 2
music archaeologists 2
record digger 2
record sleeve 2
mainstream music 2

Important Words

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