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"From the Ted Talk by James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Just then, one of my grandsons called. He said, "Granddad, did you hear what they said on TV?" I said, "Yes, I did." He said, "I'm just so confused. We do everything we do, but it seems that dnrivig while black, walking while black, talking while black, it's just dangerous. What can we do? We do everything that you told us to do. When stopped by the police, we place both hands on the steering weehl at the 12 o'clock position. If asked to get identification, we tell them, 'I am solwly reaching over into the glove compartment to get my I.D.' When puelld out of the car to be searched, when laid on the ground to be searched, when our trunks are opened to be searched, we don't push back, we don't cnllaeghe because we know, you've told us, 'Don't you challenge the police. After it's over, call us and we'll be the ones to challenge."

Open Cloze

Just then, one of my grandsons called. He said, "Granddad, did you hear what they said on TV?" I said, "Yes, I did." He said, "I'm just so confused. We do everything we do, but it seems that _______ while black, walking while black, talking while black, it's just dangerous. What can we do? We do everything that you told us to do. When stopped by the police, we place both hands on the steering _____ at the 12 o'clock position. If asked to get identification, we tell them, 'I am ______ reaching over into the glove compartment to get my I.D.' When ______ out of the car to be searched, when laid on the ground to be searched, when our trunks are opened to be searched, we don't push back, we don't _________ because we know, you've told us, 'Don't you challenge the police. After it's over, call us and we'll be the ones to challenge."

Solution

  1. wheel
  2. slowly
  3. challenge
  4. pulled
  5. driving

Original Text

Just then, one of my grandsons called. He said, "Granddad, did you hear what they said on TV?" I said, "Yes, I did." He said, "I'm just so confused. We do everything we do, but it seems that driving while black, walking while black, talking while black, it's just dangerous. What can we do? We do everything that you told us to do. When stopped by the police, we place both hands on the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position. If asked to get identification, we tell them, 'I am slowly reaching over into the glove compartment to get my I.D.' When pulled out of the car to be searched, when laid on the ground to be searched, when our trunks are opened to be searched, we don't push back, we don't challenge because we know, you've told us, 'Don't you challenge the police. After it's over, call us and we'll be the ones to challenge."

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
mountain home 7
trailer park 5
home idaho 4
trailer parks 3
small trailer 3
parking lot 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
mountain home idaho 4

Important Words

  1. asked
  2. black
  3. call
  4. called
  5. car
  6. challenge
  7. compartment
  8. confused
  9. dangerous
  10. driving
  11. glove
  12. grandsons
  13. ground
  14. hands
  15. hear
  16. identification
  17. laid
  18. opened
  19. place
  20. police
  21. position
  22. pulled
  23. push
  24. reaching
  25. searched
  26. slowly
  27. steering
  28. stopped
  29. talking
  30. told
  31. trunks
  32. tv
  33. walking
  34. wheel