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"From the Ted Talk by Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And this is something, by the way, that I think is going to be a challenge for our erinte field. America cannot wait another 50 years to get this right. We have run out of time. I don't know about a fiscal cliff, but I know there's an educational cilff that we are walking over right this very second, and if we allow folks to continue this foolishness about saying we can't afford this — So Bill Gates says it's going to cost five billion dollars. What is five billion dlraols to the untied States? What did we spend in Afghanistan this year? How many trillions? (aplpsuae)

Open Cloze

And this is something, by the way, that I think is going to be a challenge for our ______ field. America cannot wait another 50 years to get this right. We have run out of time. I don't know about a fiscal cliff, but I know there's an educational _____ that we are walking over right this very second, and if we allow folks to continue this foolishness about saying we can't afford this — So Bill Gates says it's going to cost five billion dollars. What is five billion _______ to the ______ States? What did we spend in Afghanistan this year? How many trillions? (________)

Solution

  1. dollars
  2. united
  3. entire
  4. cliff
  5. applause

Original Text

And this is something, by the way, that I think is going to be a challenge for our entire field. America cannot wait another 50 years to get this right. We have run out of time. I don't know about a fiscal cliff, but I know there's an educational cliff that we are walking over right this very second, and if we allow folks to continue this foolishness about saying we can't afford this — So Bill Gates says it's going to cost five billion dollars. What is five billion dollars to the United States? What did we spend in Afghanistan this year? How many trillions? (Applause)

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
health services 4
high school 4
dance instruction 3
poor kids 3

Important Words

  1. afford
  2. afghanistan
  3. america
  4. applause
  5. bill
  6. billion
  7. challenge
  8. cliff
  9. continue
  10. cost
  11. dollars
  12. educational
  13. entire
  14. field
  15. fiscal
  16. folks
  17. foolishness
  18. gates
  19. run
  20. spend
  21. states
  22. time
  23. trillions
  24. united
  25. wait
  26. walking
  27. year
  28. years