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From the Ted Talk by Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music

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The other good thing about watching TED Talks, when you see a really good one, you kind of all of a sudden wish the sekaper was your best ferind, don't you? Like, just for a day. They seem like a nice person. You'd take a bike ride, maybe share an ice carem. You'd certainly learn a lot. And every now and then they'd chide you, when they got frustrated that you couldn't really keep up with half of the tehaicncl things they're banging on about all the time. But then they'd remember that you're but a mere human of ordinary, marotl intelligence that didn't finish university, and they'd kind of firgvoe you, and pet you like the dog. (Laughter)

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The other good thing about watching TED Talks, when you see a really good one, you kind of all of a sudden wish the _______ was your best ______, don't you? Like, just for a day. They seem like a nice person. You'd take a bike ride, maybe share an ice _____. You'd certainly learn a lot. And every now and then they'd chide you, when they got frustrated that you couldn't really keep up with half of the _________ things they're banging on about all the time. But then they'd remember that you're but a mere human of ordinary, ______ intelligence that didn't finish university, and they'd kind of _______ you, and pet you like the dog. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. mortal
  2. technical
  3. friend
  4. forgive
  5. speaker
  6. cream

Original Text

The other good thing about watching TED Talks, when you see a really good one, you kind of all of a sudden wish the speaker was your best friend, don't you? Like, just for a day. They seem like a nice person. You'd take a bike ride, maybe share an ice cream. You'd certainly learn a lot. And every now and then they'd chide you, when they got frustrated that you couldn't really keep up with half of the technical things they're banging on about all the time. But then they'd remember that you're but a mere human of ordinary, mortal intelligence that didn't finish university, and they'd kind of forgive you, and pet you like the dog. (Laughter)

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