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"From the Ted Talk by Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music"

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You know, we were just in South Africa, and you can't go to South acifra without thinking of Mandela in jail for 27 yeras. What was he thinking about? Lunch? No, he was tiiknhng about the vision for South Africa and for human beings. This is about vsiion. This is about the long line. Like the bird who flies over the field and doesn't care about the fences underneath, all right? So now, you're going to follow the line all the way from B to E. And I've one last request before I play this piece all the way through. Would you think of somebody who you adore, who's no longer there? A beloved ghnedtaomrr, a lover — somebody in your life who you love with all your haret, but that person is no longer with you. Bring that person into your mind, and at the same time, follow the line all the way from B to E, and you'll hear everything that Chopin had to say.

Open Cloze

You know, we were just in South Africa, and you can't go to South ______ without thinking of Mandela in jail for 27 _____. What was he thinking about? Lunch? No, he was ________ about the vision for South Africa and for human beings. This is about ______. This is about the long line. Like the bird who flies over the field and doesn't care about the fences underneath, all right? So now, you're going to follow the line all the way from B to E. And I've one last request before I play this piece all the way through. Would you think of somebody who you adore, who's no longer there? A beloved ___________, a lover — somebody in your life who you love with all your _____, but that person is no longer with you. Bring that person into your mind, and at the same time, follow the line all the way from B to E, and you'll hear everything that Chopin had to say.

Solution

  1. years
  2. grandmother
  3. heart
  4. africa
  5. thinking
  6. vision

Original Text

You know, we were just in South Africa, and you can't go to South Africa without thinking of Mandela in jail for 27 years. What was he thinking about? Lunch? No, he was thinking about the vision for South Africa and for human beings. This is about vision. This is about the long line. Like the bird who flies over the field and doesn't care about the fences underneath, all right? So now, you're going to follow the line all the way from B to E. And I've one last request before I play this piece all the way through. Would you think of somebody who you adore, who's no longer there? A beloved grandmother, a lover — somebody in your life who you love with all your heart, but that person is no longer with you. Bring that person into your mind, and at the same time, follow the line all the way from B to E, and you'll hear everything that Chopin had to say.

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classical music 16
tone deaf 9
music ends 7
wrong chord 4
south africa 3
shining eyes 3
long day 3
notes music 3
takes lessons 3

Important Words

  1. adore
  2. africa
  3. beings
  4. beloved
  5. bird
  6. bring
  7. care
  8. chopin
  9. fences
  10. field
  11. flies
  12. follow
  13. grandmother
  14. hear
  15. heart
  16. human
  17. jail
  18. life
  19. line
  20. long
  21. longer
  22. love
  23. lover
  24. lunch
  25. mandela
  26. mind
  27. person
  28. piece
  29. play
  30. request
  31. south
  32. thinking
  33. time
  34. vision
  35. years