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From the Ted Talk by Adam Driver: My journey from Marine to actor

Unscramble the Blue Letters

(Beat) And he's staring off into nowhere, his face, the color of sdkilaews in summer. And I act like I'm just waking up and I say, "Ah, what's up, Pop?" And jiotanr man says nothing to me. But I see in the dark, I see his arms go limp and his head turns back, like, towards me. And he lifts it for I can see his face, for I could see his eyes. And his cekehs is drippin', but not with sweat. And he just stands there breathing, like he reebmemrs my eyes glowing white, like he remembers my bulletproof chest, like he remembers he's my pop. And for a long time I don't say nothin'. And he turns around, hand on the doorknob. And he ain't looking my way, but I hear him mumlbe two words to me: "I'm sorry."

Open Cloze

(Beat) And he's staring off into nowhere, his face, the color of _________ in summer. And I act like I'm just waking up and I say, "Ah, what's up, Pop?" And _______ man says nothing to me. But I see in the dark, I see his arms go limp and his head turns back, like, towards me. And he lifts it for I can see his face, for I could see his eyes. And his ______ is drippin', but not with sweat. And he just stands there breathing, like he _________ my eyes glowing white, like he remembers my bulletproof chest, like he remembers he's my pop. And for a long time I don't say nothin'. And he turns around, hand on the doorknob. And he ain't looking my way, but I hear him ______ two words to me: "I'm sorry."

Solution

  1. mumble
  2. sidewalks
  3. janitor
  4. remembers
  5. cheeks

Original Text

(Beat) And he's staring off into nowhere, his face, the color of sidewalks in summer. And I act like I'm just waking up and I say, "Ah, what's up, Pop?" And janitor man says nothing to me. But I see in the dark, I see his arms go limp and his head turns back, like, towards me. And he lifts it for I can see his face, for I could see his eyes. And his cheeks is drippin', but not with sweat. And he just stands there breathing, like he remembers my eyes glowing white, like he remembers my bulletproof chest, like he remembers he's my pop. And for a long time I don't say nothin'. And he turns around, hand on the doorknob. And he ain't looking my way, but I hear him mumble two words to me: "I'm sorry."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

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marine corps 3
civilian world 3
high school 2
united states 2
acting school 2
complete strangers 2
seemingly dissimilar 2
blue polo 2
eyes glowing 2
long time 2

Important Words

  1. act
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  3. beat
  4. breathing
  5. bulletproof
  6. cheeks
  7. chest
  8. color
  9. dark
  10. doorknob
  11. eyes
  12. face
  13. glowing
  14. hand
  15. head
  16. hear
  17. janitor
  18. lifts
  19. limp
  20. long
  21. man
  22. mumble
  23. pop
  24. remembers
  25. sidewalks
  26. stands
  27. staring
  28. summer
  29. sweat
  30. time
  31. turns
  32. waking
  33. white
  34. words