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From the Ted Talk by Christine Sun Kim: The enchanting music of sign language

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So it's aznmiag to see how ASL is alive and thriving, just like muisc is. However, in this day and age, we live in a very audio-centric world. And just because ASL has no sound to it, it automatically holds no social currency. We need to start thinking harder about what deiefns scioal currency and allow ASL to develop its own form of cerrncuy — without sound. And this could possibly be a step to lead to a more inclusive society. And maybe people will understand that you don't need to be deaf to lrean ASL, nor do you have to be hearing to learn music.

Open Cloze

So it's _______ to see how ASL is alive and thriving, just like _____ is. However, in this day and age, we live in a very audio-centric world. And just because ASL has no sound to it, it automatically holds no social currency. We need to start thinking harder about what _______ ______ currency and allow ASL to develop its own form of ________ — without sound. And this could possibly be a step to lead to a more inclusive society. And maybe people will understand that you don't need to be deaf to _____ ASL, nor do you have to be hearing to learn music.

Solution

  1. defines
  2. music
  3. learn
  4. amazing
  5. social
  6. currency

Original Text

So it's amazing to see how ASL is alive and thriving, just like music is. However, in this day and age, we live in a very audio-centric world. And just because ASL has no sound to it, it automatically holds no social currency. We need to start thinking harder about what defines social currency and allow ASL to develop its own form of currency — without sound. And this could possibly be a step to lead to a more inclusive society. And maybe people will understand that you don't need to be deaf to learn ASL, nor do you have to be hearing to learn music.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
social currency 4
holds true 2
hand shape 2

Important Words

  1. age
  2. alive
  3. amazing
  4. asl
  5. automatically
  6. currency
  7. day
  8. deaf
  9. defines
  10. develop
  11. form
  12. harder
  13. hearing
  14. holds
  15. inclusive
  16. lead
  17. learn
  18. live
  19. music
  20. people
  21. possibly
  22. social
  23. society
  24. sound
  25. start
  26. step
  27. thinking
  28. thriving
  29. understand
  30. world