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From the Ted Talk by Eva Zeisel: The playful search for beauty

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EZ: Well, if you are sure, I have to tell you that within five minutes I will talk very fast. And actually, my work took me to many countries because I used my work to fill my cstriouiy. And among other things, other countries I wkreod, was in the Soviet Union, where I worked from '32 to '37 — actually, to '36. I was finally there, although I had nothing to do — I was a foreign expert. I became art director of the china and glsas industry, and eventually under Stalin's purges — at the beginning of Stalin's purges, I didn't know that hundreds of tsnuhados of innocent people were arrested. So I was arrested quite early in Stalin's purges, and spent 16 months in a Russian prison. The accusation was that I had successfully prepared an Attentat on Stalin's life. This was a very dangerous accusation. And if this is the end of my five minutes, I want to tell you that I actually did sviruve, which was a srirupse. But since I seviurvd and I'm here, and since this is the end of the five minutes, I will —

Open Cloze

EZ: Well, if you are sure, I have to tell you that within five minutes I will talk very fast. And actually, my work took me to many countries because I used my work to fill my _________. And among other things, other countries I ______, was in the Soviet Union, where I worked from '32 to '37 — actually, to '36. I was finally there, although I had nothing to do — I was a foreign expert. I became art director of the china and _____ industry, and eventually under Stalin's purges — at the beginning of Stalin's purges, I didn't know that hundreds of _________ of innocent people were arrested. So I was arrested quite early in Stalin's purges, and spent 16 months in a Russian prison. The accusation was that I had successfully prepared an Attentat on Stalin's life. This was a very dangerous accusation. And if this is the end of my five minutes, I want to tell you that I actually did _______, which was a ________. But since I ________ and I'm here, and since this is the end of the five minutes, I will —

Solution

  1. survive
  2. glass
  3. curiosity
  4. surprise
  5. survived
  6. worked
  7. thousands

Original Text

EZ: Well, if you are sure, I have to tell you that within five minutes I will talk very fast. And actually, my work took me to many countries because I used my work to fill my curiosity. And among other things, other countries I worked, was in the Soviet Union, where I worked from '32 to '37 — actually, to '36. I was finally there, although I had nothing to do — I was a foreign expert. I became art director of the china and glass industry, and eventually under Stalin's purges — at the beginning of Stalin's purges, I didn't know that hundreds of thousands of innocent people were arrested. So I was arrested quite early in Stalin's purges, and spent 16 months in a Russian prison. The accusation was that I had successfully prepared an Attentat on Stalin's life. This was a very dangerous accusation. And if this is the end of my five minutes, I want to tell you that I actually did survive, which was a surprise. But since I survived and I'm here, and since this is the end of the five minutes, I will —

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
playful search 4
art department 3
metropolitan museum 2

Important Words

  1. accusation
  2. arrested
  3. art
  4. attentat
  5. beginning
  6. china
  7. countries
  8. curiosity
  9. dangerous
  10. director
  11. early
  12. eventually
  13. expert
  14. fast
  15. fill
  16. finally
  17. foreign
  18. glass
  19. hundreds
  20. industry
  21. innocent
  22. life
  23. minutes
  24. months
  25. people
  26. prepared
  27. prison
  28. purges
  29. russian
  30. soviet
  31. spent
  32. successfully
  33. surprise
  34. survive
  35. survived
  36. talk
  37. thousands
  38. union
  39. work
  40. worked