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From the Ted Talk by Mia Birdsong: The story we tell about poverty isn't true

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But BlackStar is much more than a café. For the kids in the neighborhood, it's a place to go after school to get help with homework. For the grown-ups, it's where they go to find out what's going on in the noreohgbohid and cctah up with fdreins. It's a performance venue. It's a home for potes, musicians and artists. Baakir and his partner niocle, with their baby girl strapped to her back, are there in the mix of it all, serving up a cup of coffee, teaching a child how to play Mancala, or painting a sign for an upcoming community event.

Open Cloze

But BlackStar is much more than a café. For the kids in the neighborhood, it's a place to go after school to get help with homework. For the grown-ups, it's where they go to find out what's going on in the ____________ and _____ up with _______. It's a performance venue. It's a home for _____, musicians and artists. Baakir and his partner ______, with their baby girl strapped to her back, are there in the mix of it all, serving up a cup of coffee, teaching a child how to play Mancala, or painting a sign for an upcoming community event.

Solution

  1. poets
  2. catch
  3. nicole
  4. friends
  5. neighborhood

Original Text

But BlackStar is much more than a café. For the kids in the neighborhood, it's a place to go after school to get help with homework. For the grown-ups, it's where they go to find out what's going on in the neighborhood and catch up with friends. It's a performance venue. It's a home for poets, musicians and artists. Baakir and his partner Nicole, with their baby girl strapped to her back, are there in the mix of it all, serving up a cup of coffee, teaching a child how to play Mancala, or painting a sign for an upcoming community event.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
hard work 3
poor people 3
marginalized communities 2
extra money 2
beautifully complex 2
reconciliation process 2

Important Words

  1. artists
  2. baakir
  3. baby
  4. blackstar
  5. café
  6. catch
  7. child
  8. coffee
  9. community
  10. cup
  11. event
  12. find
  13. friends
  14. girl
  15. home
  16. homework
  17. kids
  18. mancala
  19. mix
  20. musicians
  21. neighborhood
  22. nicole
  23. painting
  24. partner
  25. performance
  26. place
  27. play
  28. poets
  29. school
  30. serving
  31. sign
  32. strapped
  33. teaching
  34. upcoming
  35. venue