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From the Ted Talk by Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, imagine we're in the mlidde of America. You're asleep. You wake up, and without lifting your head from the etrah on your sleeping bag, you can see for 70 miles. This is a dry lake bed. I was young. I'd just fhsneiid art school. I wanted to do something that was working directly with the world, directly with pcale. This was a wonefrudl place, because it was a place where you could imagine that you were the first person to be there. It was a place where nothing very much had happened. Anyway, bear with me. I picked up a hand-sized stone, tehrw it as far as I was able, it was about 22 meters. I then cleared all the stones within that radius and made a pile. And that was the pile, by the way. And then, I stood on the pile, and threw all of those rokcs out again, and here is rearranged desert.

Open Cloze

So, imagine we're in the ______ of America. You're asleep. You wake up, and without lifting your head from the _____ on your sleeping bag, you can see for 70 miles. This is a dry lake bed. I was young. I'd just ________ art school. I wanted to do something that was working directly with the world, directly with _____. This was a _________ place, because it was a place where you could imagine that you were the first person to be there. It was a place where nothing very much had happened. Anyway, bear with me. I picked up a hand-sized stone, _____ it as far as I was able, it was about 22 meters. I then cleared all the stones within that radius and made a pile. And that was the pile, by the way. And then, I stood on the pile, and threw all of those _____ out again, and here is rearranged desert.

Solution

  1. middle
  2. rocks
  3. wonderful
  4. earth
  5. threw
  6. finished
  7. place

Original Text

So, imagine we're in the middle of America. You're asleep. You wake up, and without lifting your head from the earth on your sleeping bag, you can see for 70 miles. This is a dry lake bed. I was young. I'd just finished art school. I wanted to do something that was working directly with the world, directly with place. This was a wonderful place, because it was a place where you could imagine that you were the first person to be there. It was a place where nothing very much had happened. Anyway, bear with me. I picked up a hand-sized stone, threw it as far as I was able, it was about 22 meters. I then cleared all the stones within that radius and made a pile. And that was the pile, by the way. And then, I stood on the pile, and threw all of those rocks out again, and here is rearranged desert.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
elemental world 2
work called 2
human space 2

Important Words

  1. america
  2. art
  3. asleep
  4. bag
  5. bear
  6. bed
  7. cleared
  8. desert
  9. dry
  10. earth
  11. finished
  12. happened
  13. head
  14. imagine
  15. lake
  16. lifting
  17. meters
  18. middle
  19. miles
  20. person
  21. picked
  22. pile
  23. place
  24. radius
  25. rearranged
  26. rocks
  27. school
  28. sleeping
  29. stone
  30. stones
  31. stood
  32. threw
  33. wake
  34. wanted
  35. wonderful
  36. working
  37. world
  38. young