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From the Ted Talk by Nancy N. Chen: The inaccurate link between body ideals and health

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Hello and welcome. As visual beings, we rely on images to perceive the wlord and make meaning. Imagine I ask you to draw a hamun body. How would you dicept this body? Body ideals rlcefet social meanings about how we dwell in sacpes both physical and culuratl. We often interpret bodies with categories of gender, race, ethnicity, class and belonging — or not — through modifications such as hair, skin, clothing. As a medical anthropologist, I study cultural concepts about bodies and how these shape both being in the world and health.

Open Cloze

Hello and welcome. As visual beings, we rely on images to perceive the _____ and make meaning. Imagine I ask you to draw a _____ body. How would you ______ this body? Body ideals _______ social meanings about how we dwell in ______ both physical and ________. We often interpret bodies with categories of gender, race, ethnicity, class and belonging — or not — through modifications such as hair, skin, clothing. As a medical anthropologist, I study cultural concepts about bodies and how these shape both being in the world and health.

Solution

  1. spaces
  2. depict
  3. reflect
  4. world
  5. human
  6. cultural

Original Text

Hello and welcome. As visual beings, we rely on images to perceive the world and make meaning. Imagine I ask you to draw a human body. How would you depict this body? Body ideals reflect social meanings about how we dwell in spaces both physical and cultural. We often interpret bodies with categories of gender, race, ethnicity, class and belonging — or not — through modifications such as hair, skin, clothing. As a medical anthropologist, I study cultural concepts about bodies and how these shape both being in the world and health.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
body ideals 11
social media 2
thin bodies 2
external features 2
body diversity 2
ad campaigns 2

Important Words

  1. anthropologist
  2. beings
  3. belonging
  4. bodies
  5. body
  6. categories
  7. class
  8. clothing
  9. concepts
  10. cultural
  11. depict
  12. draw
  13. dwell
  14. ethnicity
  15. gender
  16. hair
  17. health
  18. human
  19. ideals
  20. images
  21. imagine
  22. interpret
  23. meaning
  24. meanings
  25. medical
  26. modifications
  27. perceive
  28. physical
  29. race
  30. reflect
  31. rely
  32. shape
  33. skin
  34. social
  35. spaces
  36. study
  37. visual
  38. world