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From the Ted Talk by Alan Crickmore: How storytelling helps parents in prison stay connected to their kids

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Children at school srtat to tease her. They call her nemas. Somebody's mum has heard that Sophie's dad is in prison. siphoe pretends to be ill so she doesn't have to go to school. And her tcaheer can't understand why she's so far behind with her schoolwork. After what seems a long, long time to Sophie, a letter arrives. It's from her dad. The writing is very messy. The ltteer makes her mum cry, but she reads a little out to Sophie. He says that he's OK and that he's missing them. It's a short letter.

Open Cloze

Children at school _____ to tease her. They call her _____. Somebody's mum has heard that Sophie's dad is in prison. ______ pretends to be ill so she doesn't have to go to school. And her _______ can't understand why she's so far behind with her schoolwork. After what seems a long, long time to Sophie, a letter arrives. It's from her dad. The writing is very messy. The ______ makes her mum cry, but she reads a little out to Sophie. He says that he's OK and that he's missing them. It's a short letter.

Solution

  1. sophie
  2. teacher
  3. letter
  4. start
  5. names

Original Text

Children at school start to tease her. They call her names. Somebody's mum has heard that Sophie's dad is in prison. Sophie pretends to be ill so she doesn't have to go to school. And her teacher can't understand why she's so far behind with her schoolwork. After what seems a long, long time to Sophie, a letter arrives. It's from her dad. The writing is very messy. The letter makes her mum cry, but she reads a little out to Sophie. He says that he's OK and that he's missing them. It's a short letter.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
storybook dads 6
great marsh 4
wild ducks 4
story time 2
long time 2
channings wood 2
united kingdom 2
sound effects 2
music added 2
ducks lived 2
ugly duckling 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
wild ducks lived 2

Important Words

  1. arrives
  2. call
  3. children
  4. cry
  5. dad
  6. heard
  7. ill
  8. letter
  9. long
  10. messy
  11. missing
  12. mum
  13. names
  14. pretends
  15. prison
  16. reads
  17. school
  18. schoolwork
  19. short
  20. sophie
  21. start
  22. teacher
  23. tease
  24. time
  25. understand
  26. writing