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"From the Ted Talk by Javed Akhtar: The gift of words"

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Everything is now mvnoig fast so communication has to be fast as well. But the tragedy is that we have attained this speed at the cost of depth of words. We want to speak faster, so everything is faster, so the language is also faster, hence communication is faster. But this speed has atceeffd depth. Which means that forget about other people, just look at yourself. You are not being able to articulate your own feelings, thoughts or emotions in a dtaeiled manner or clearly. And these words, as long as words eixst, they aren’t there just for a meaning. They are also a conveyer belt of language, words. They reflect your culture, your traditions, your inheritance, your cultural wealth accumulated over generations, all of that is carried forward with words. If you cut a man off from some wdros, you cut him off from a cuurlte, a history. This is exactly what is hiaepnpng with us tdoay.

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Everything is now ______ fast so communication has to be fast as well. But the tragedy is that we have attained this speed at the cost of depth of words. We want to speak faster, so everything is faster, so the language is also faster, hence communication is faster. But this speed has ________ depth. Which means that forget about other people, just look at yourself. You are not being able to articulate your own feelings, thoughts or emotions in a ________ manner or clearly. And these words, as long as words _____, they aren’t there just for a meaning. They are also a conveyer belt of language, words. They reflect your culture, your traditions, your inheritance, your cultural wealth accumulated over generations, all of that is carried forward with words. If you cut a man off from some _____, you cut him off from a _______, a history. This is exactly what is _________ with us _____.

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  1. affected
  2. happening
  3. today
  4. culture
  5. words
  6. exist
  7. detailed
  8. moving

Original Text

Everything is now moving fast so communication has to be fast as well. But the tragedy is that we have attained this speed at the cost of depth of words. We want to speak faster, so everything is faster, so the language is also faster, hence communication is faster. But this speed has affected depth. Which means that forget about other people, just look at yourself. You are not being able to articulate your own feelings, thoughts or emotions in a detailed manner or clearly. And these words, as long as words exist, they aren’t there just for a meaning. They are also a conveyer belt of language, words. They reflect your culture, your traditions, your inheritance, your cultural wealth accumulated over generations, all of that is carried forward with words. If you cut a man off from some words, you cut him off from a culture, a history. This is exactly what is happening with us today.

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Important Words

  1. accumulated
  2. affected
  3. articulate
  4. attained
  5. belt
  6. carried
  7. communication
  8. conveyer
  9. cost
  10. cultural
  11. culture
  12. cut
  13. depth
  14. detailed
  15. emotions
  16. exist
  17. fast
  18. faster
  19. feelings
  20. forget
  21. generations
  22. happening
  23. history
  24. inheritance
  25. language
  26. long
  27. man
  28. manner
  29. meaning
  30. means
  31. moving
  32. people
  33. reflect
  34. speak
  35. speed
  36. thoughts
  37. today
  38. traditions
  39. tragedy
  40. wealth
  41. words