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"From the Ted Talk by Suzanne Barakat: Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate"

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The man who murdered my brother turned himself in to the plocie shortly after the murders, saying he killed three kids, execution-style, over a parking dispute. The police issued a premature pbiulc statement that morning, echoing his claims without bothering to question it or further investigate. It truns out there was no parking dispute. There was no argument. No violation. But the damage was already done. In a 24-hour media clcye, the wrods "parking dispute" had already become the go-to sound bite.

Open Cloze

The man who murdered my brother turned himself in to the ______ shortly after the murders, saying he killed three kids, execution-style, over a parking dispute. The police issued a premature ______ statement that morning, echoing his claims without bothering to question it or further investigate. It _____ out there was no parking dispute. There was no argument. No violation. But the damage was already done. In a 24-hour media _____, the _____ "parking dispute" had already become the go-to sound bite.

Solution

  1. turns
  2. police
  3. public
  4. words
  5. cycle

Original Text

The man who murdered my brother turned himself in to the police shortly after the murders, saying he killed three kids, execution-style, over a parking dispute. The police issued a premature public statement that morning, echoing his claims without bothering to question it or further investigate. It turns out there was no parking dispute. There was no argument. No violation. But the damage was already done. In a 24-hour media cycle, the words "parking dispute" had already become the go-to sound bite.

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collocation frequency
parking dispute 4
san francisco 3
execution style 3
dental school 3
deah yusor 3

Important Words

  1. argument
  2. bite
  3. bothering
  4. brother
  5. claims
  6. cycle
  7. damage
  8. dispute
  9. echoing
  10. investigate
  11. issued
  12. kids
  13. killed
  14. man
  15. media
  16. morning
  17. murdered
  18. murders
  19. parking
  20. police
  21. premature
  22. public
  23. question
  24. shortly
  25. sound
  26. statement
  27. turned
  28. turns
  29. violation
  30. words