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From the Ted Talk by Jamie Drummond: Let's crowdsource the world's goals

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So let me start by taking you back, back into the mists of your memory to perhaps the most aitcianeptd year in your life, but certainly the most anticipated year in all human history: the year 2000. Remember that? Y2K, the dtocom bubble, stressing about whose party you're going to go to as the clock strikes midnight, before the chgapamne goes flat, and then there's that inchoate yinanerg that was felt, I think, by many, that the millennium, that the year 2000, should mean more, more than just a two and some zeroes.

Open Cloze

So let me start by taking you back, back into the mists of your memory to perhaps the most ___________ year in your life, but certainly the most anticipated year in all human history: the year 2000. Remember that? Y2K, the ______ bubble, stressing about whose party you're going to go to as the clock strikes midnight, before the _________ goes flat, and then there's that inchoate ________ that was felt, I think, by many, that the millennium, that the year 2000, should mean more, more than just a two and some zeroes.

Solution

  1. champagne
  2. anticipated
  3. dotcom
  4. yearning

Original Text

So let me start by taking you back, back into the mists of your memory to perhaps the most anticipated year in your life, but certainly the most anticipated year in all human history: the year 2000. Remember that? Y2K, the dotcom bubble, stressing about whose party you're going to go to as the clock strikes midnight, before the champagne goes flat, and then there's that inchoate yearning that was felt, I think, by many, that the millennium, that the year 2000, should mean more, more than just a two and some zeroes.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
world leaders 3
anticipated year 2
millennium development 2
development goals 2
poverty history 2
children dying 2
reality tv 2
baseline survey 2
crowdsources information 2
big global 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
millennium development goals 2

Important Words

  1. anticipated
  2. bubble
  3. champagne
  4. clock
  5. dotcom
  6. felt
  7. flat
  8. human
  9. inchoate
  10. life
  11. memory
  12. midnight
  13. millennium
  14. mists
  15. party
  16. remember
  17. start
  18. stressing
  19. strikes
  20. year
  21. yearning
  22. zeroes