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From the Ted Talk by Daniel Lismore: My life as a work of art

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Sometimes, people think I'm a performer or a drag queen. I'm not. Although my life appears to be a performance, it's not. It's very real. People resnpod to me as they would any other type of artwork. Many people are faaeitcsnd and engaged. Some people walk around me, staring, shy at first. Then they come up to me and they say they love or absolutely hate what I do. I sometimes respond, and other times I let the art talk for itself. The most annoying thing in the world is when people want to touch the artwork. But I understand. But like a lot of contemporary art, many people are dismissive. Some plepoe are critical, others are abusive. I think it comes from the fear of the different — the unwonkn. There are so many rtceianos to what I do, and I've just learned not to take them personally.

Open Cloze

Sometimes, people think I'm a performer or a drag queen. I'm not. Although my life appears to be a performance, it's not. It's very real. People _______ to me as they would any other type of artwork. Many people are __________ and engaged. Some people walk around me, staring, shy at first. Then they come up to me and they say they love or absolutely hate what I do. I sometimes respond, and other times I let the art talk for itself. The most annoying thing in the world is when people want to touch the artwork. But I understand. But like a lot of contemporary art, many people are dismissive. Some ______ are critical, others are abusive. I think it comes from the fear of the different — the _______. There are so many _________ to what I do, and I've just learned not to take them personally.

Solution

  1. unknown
  2. people
  3. respond
  4. fascinated
  5. reactions

Original Text

Sometimes, people think I'm a performer or a drag queen. I'm not. Although my life appears to be a performance, it's not. It's very real. People respond to me as they would any other type of artwork. Many people are fascinated and engaged. Some people walk around me, staring, shy at first. Then they come up to me and they say they love or absolutely hate what I do. I sometimes respond, and other times I let the art talk for itself. The most annoying thing in the world is when people want to touch the artwork. But I understand. But like a lot of contemporary art, many people are dismissive. Some people are critical, others are abusive. I think it comes from the fear of the different — the unknown. There are so many reactions to what I do, and I've just learned not to take them personally.

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