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From the Ted Talk by Prumsodun Ok: The magic of Khmer classical dance

Unscramble the Blue Letters

There's a certain migac in the way that things are filtered, transformed and put together to create limitless possibilities in art. The kmehr word for art, silapak, in fact, at its root, means "magic." The artist — the silapakar, or the silapakarani, then, is nothing short of a magician. I am very proud to say that I belong to a long line of magicians, from my tecehar, Sophiline Cheam sihrapo, to her teachers who were stars in the royal pcalae, to the ancient dancers of Angkor and to the primal villagers from which the art form oialgnilry took life.

Open Cloze

There's a certain _____ in the way that things are filtered, transformed and put together to create limitless possibilities in art. The _____ word for art, silapak, in fact, at its root, means "magic." The artist — the silapakar, or the silapakarani, then, is nothing short of a magician. I am very proud to say that I belong to a long line of magicians, from my _______, Sophiline Cheam _______, to her teachers who were stars in the royal ______, to the ancient dancers of Angkor and to the primal villagers from which the art form __________ took life.

Solution

  1. shapiro
  2. teacher
  3. palace
  4. khmer
  5. originally
  6. magic

Original Text

There's a certain magic in the way that things are filtered, transformed and put together to create limitless possibilities in art. The Khmer word for art, silapak, in fact, at its root, means "magic." The artist — the silapakar, or the silapakarani, then, is nothing short of a magician. I am very proud to say that I belong to a long line of magicians, from my teacher, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, to her teachers who were stars in the royal palace, to the ancient dancers of Angkor and to the primal villagers from which the art form originally took life.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. ancient
  2. angkor
  3. art
  4. artist
  5. belong
  6. cheam
  7. create
  8. dancers
  9. fact
  10. filtered
  11. form
  12. khmer
  13. life
  14. limitless
  15. line
  16. long
  17. magic
  18. magician
  19. magicians
  20. means
  21. originally
  22. palace
  23. possibilities
  24. primal
  25. proud
  26. put
  27. root
  28. royal
  29. shapiro
  30. short
  31. silapak
  32. silapakar
  33. silapakarani
  34. sophiline
  35. stars
  36. teacher
  37. teachers
  38. transformed
  39. villagers
  40. word