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From the Ted Talk by Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

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As a final example, and perhaps my favorite example, is that in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tasunmi disaster in Japan, a wmaon reached out in one of our singing apps to try to get people to join in to sing with her on a version of "Lean on Me." Now, in these apps, there's this thing that allows any user to add their voice to an existing performance by any other user or group of users, so in some sense, she's crateed this kind of global ad hoc corral of strangers, and within weeks, thousands of people joined in on this, and you can kind of see people coming from all around the world and all these lines converging on the origin where the first rndtoeiin of the song was sung, and that's in tkoyo. And this is what it sounds like when there's 1,000 plopee. This is 1,000 vcoies.

Open Cloze

As a final example, and perhaps my favorite example, is that in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and _______ disaster in Japan, a _____ reached out in one of our singing apps to try to get people to join in to sing with her on a version of "Lean on Me." Now, in these apps, there's this thing that allows any user to add their voice to an existing performance by any other user or group of users, so in some sense, she's _______ this kind of global ad hoc corral of strangers, and within weeks, thousands of people joined in on this, and you can kind of see people coming from all around the world and all these lines converging on the origin where the first _________ of the song was sung, and that's in _____. And this is what it sounds like when there's 1,000 ______. This is 1,000 ______.

Solution

  1. voices
  2. woman
  3. tsunami
  4. created
  5. rendition
  6. people
  7. tokyo

Original Text

As a final example, and perhaps my favorite example, is that in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, a woman reached out in one of our singing apps to try to get people to join in to sing with her on a version of "Lean on Me." Now, in these apps, there's this thing that allows any user to add their voice to an existing performance by any other user or group of users, so in some sense, she's created this kind of global ad hoc corral of strangers, and within weeks, thousands of people joined in on this, and you can kind of see people coming from all around the world and all these lines converging on the origin where the first rendition of the song was sung, and that's in Tokyo. And this is what it sounds like when there's 1,000 people. This is 1,000 voices.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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