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From the Ted Talk by Cynthia Erivo: "Natural Woman" and "Johnny and Donna"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so, I speak it, and my job as the singer or the storyteller is to fill in the bklnas with technicolor. I get to tell your steecrs. I get to explain how someone else is feeling so that whoever else is listening can fnlaliy understand. I think that with music, we have a bit of a superpower. We get to eaxilpn, we get to express, we get to move, we get to ostracize, we get to accompany. We get to do all these different things simply by using a tune. And that's the way I think we can change things. That's the tool I've been given to help to change things.

Open Cloze

And so, I speak it, and my job as the singer or the storyteller is to fill in the ______ with technicolor. I get to tell your _______. I get to explain how someone else is feeling so that whoever else is listening can _______ understand. I think that with music, we have a bit of a superpower. We get to _______, we get to express, we get to move, we get to ostracize, we get to accompany. We get to do all these different things simply by using a tune. And that's the way I think we can change things. That's the tool I've been given to help to change things.

Solution

  1. blanks
  2. secrets
  3. explain
  4. finally

Original Text

And so, I speak it, and my job as the singer or the storyteller is to fill in the blanks with technicolor. I get to tell your secrets. I get to explain how someone else is feeling so that whoever else is listening can finally understand. I think that with music, we have a bit of a superpower. We get to explain, we get to express, we get to move, we get to ostracize, we get to accompany. We get to do all these different things simply by using a tune. And that's the way I think we can change things. That's the tool I've been given to help to change things.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
natural woman 4
god life 2
twist life 2

Important Words

  1. accompany
  2. bit
  3. blanks
  4. change
  5. explain
  6. express
  7. feeling
  8. fill
  9. finally
  10. job
  11. listening
  12. move
  13. music
  14. ostracize
  15. secrets
  16. simply
  17. singer
  18. speak
  19. storyteller
  20. superpower
  21. technicolor
  22. tool
  23. tune
  24. understand