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"From the Ted Talk by Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing"

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Open Cloze

Robert Frost once said that, "It is poetry that is lost in ___________." This suggests that whatever is _________ and ______, whatever gives us a new way to see, cannot be communicated to those who speak a different language. But ______ Brodsky said that, "It is poetry that is ______ in translation," suggesting that translation can be a creative, transformative act. When it comes to choice, we have far more to gain than to lose by engaging in the many ____________ of the narratives. Instead of replacing one story with another, we can learn from and _____ in the many versions that exist and the many that have yet to be _______. No matter where we're from and what your narrative is, we all have a responsibility to open ourselves up to a wider array of what choice can do, and what it can represent. And this does not lead to a paralyzing moral relativism. Rather, it teaches us when and how to act. It brings us that much closer to realizing the full potential of choice, to inspiring the hope and achieving the freedom that choice promises but doesn't always _______. If we learn to speak to one another, ______ through translation, then we can begin to see choice in all its strangeness, complexity and __________ beauty.

Solution

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  2. beautiful
  3. albeit
  4. deliver
  5. translations
  6. revel
  7. written
  8. joseph
  9. moving
  10. compelling
  11. translation

Original Text

Robert Frost once said that, "It is poetry that is lost in translation." This suggests that whatever is beautiful and moving, whatever gives us a new way to see, cannot be communicated to those who speak a different language. But Joseph Brodsky said that, "It is poetry that is gained in translation," suggesting that translation can be a creative, transformative act. When it comes to choice, we have far more to gain than to lose by engaging in the many translations of the narratives. Instead of replacing one story with another, we can learn from and revel in the many versions that exist and the many that have yet to be written. No matter where we're from and what your narrative is, we all have a responsibility to open ourselves up to a wider array of what choice can do, and what it can represent. And this does not lead to a paralyzing moral relativism. Rather, it teaches us when and how to act. It brings us that much closer to realizing the full potential of choice, to inspiring the hope and achieving the freedom that choice promises but doesn't always deliver. If we learn to speak to one another, albeit through translation, then we can begin to see choice in all its strangeness, complexity and compelling beauty.

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