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From the Ted Talk by Nellie McKay: "The Dog Song"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I’d like to dceidtae this next song to crmleao, who was put to sleep a clpoue of days ago, because he got too old. But apparently he was a very nice dog and he always let the cat selep in the dog bed.
♫ (Dog pnatnig noise) Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. ♫.
♫ I'm just a'walking my dog, singing my song, strolling along. ♫.
♫ Yeah, it's just me and my dog, catching some sun. We can't go wrong. ♫.
♫ My life was lolney and blue. ♫.
♫ Yeah, I was sad as a sailor, ♫.
♫ I was an angry 'un too. ♫.

Open Cloze

I’d like to ________ this next song to _______, who was put to sleep a ______ of days ago, because he got too old. But apparently he was a very nice dog and he always let the cat _____ in the dog bed.
♫ (Dog _______ noise) Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. ♫.
♫ I'm just a'walking my dog, singing my song, strolling along. ♫.
♫ Yeah, it's just me and my dog, catching some sun. We can't go wrong. ♫.
♫ My life was ______ and blue. ♫.
♫ Yeah, I was sad as a sailor, ♫.
♫ I was an angry 'un too. ♫.

Solution

  1. panting
  2. couple
  3. sleep
  4. carmelo
  5. lonely
  6. dedicate

Original Text

I’d like to dedicate this next song to Carmelo, who was put to sleep a couple of days ago, because he got too old. But apparently he was a very nice dog and he always let the cat sleep in the dog bed.
♫ (Dog panting noise) Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. ♫.
♫ I'm just a'walking my dog, singing my song, strolling along. ♫.
♫ Yeah, it's just me and my dog, catching some sun. We can't go wrong. ♫.
♫ My life was lonely and blue. ♫.
♫ Yeah, I was sad as a sailor, ♫.
♫ I was an angry 'un too. ♫.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. angry
  2. apparently
  3. bed
  4. blue
  5. carmelo
  6. cat
  7. catching
  8. couple
  9. days
  10. dedicate
  11. dog
  12. heh
  13. life
  14. lonely
  15. nice
  16. noise
  17. panting
  18. put
  19. sad
  20. sailor
  21. singing
  22. sleep
  23. song
  24. strolling
  25. sun
  26. wrong
  27. yeah