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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 blnkas with technicolor. I get to tell your secrets. I get to explain how someone else is feeling so that whoever else is lntesiing can fllniay understand. I think that with msiuc, 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.

#### 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 secrets. I get to explain how someone else is feeling so that whoever else is **_________** can **_______** understand. I think that with **_____**, 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.

#### Solution

- finally
- music
- blanks
- listening

#### 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.
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#### Important Words

- accompany
- bit
- blanks
- change
- explain
- express
- feeling
- fill
- finally
- job
- listening
- move
- music
- ostracize
- secrets
- simply
- singer
- speak
- storyteller
- superpower
- technicolor
- tool
- tune
- understand