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From the Ted Talk by Meklit Hadero: The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, I love this story because it's true at multiple levels. siant Yared was a real, historical figure, and the natural world can be our musical teacher. And we have so many empalexs of this: the Pygmies of the cngoo tune their instruments to the pitches of the birds in the forest around them. muicisan and natural soundscape expret Bernie Krause describes how a healthy environment has animals and isentcs taking up low, medium and high-frequency bands, in exactly the same way as a symphony does. And countless works of music were inspired by bird and forest song. Yes, the nautral world can be our cultural teacher.

Open Cloze

Now, I love this story because it's true at multiple levels. _____ Yared was a real, historical figure, and the natural world can be our musical teacher. And we have so many ________ of this: the Pygmies of the _____ tune their instruments to the pitches of the birds in the forest around them. ________ and natural soundscape ______ Bernie Krause describes how a healthy environment has animals and _______ taking up low, medium and high-frequency bands, in exactly the same way as a symphony does. And countless works of music were inspired by bird and forest song. Yes, the _______ world can be our cultural teacher.

Solution

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  3. insects
  4. congo
  5. examples
  6. natural
  7. musician

Original Text

Now, I love this story because it's true at multiple levels. Saint Yared was a real, historical figure, and the natural world can be our musical teacher. And we have so many examples of this: the Pygmies of the Congo tune their instruments to the pitches of the birds in the forest around them. Musician and natural soundscape expert Bernie Krause describes how a healthy environment has animals and insects taking up low, medium and high-frequency bands, in exactly the same way as a symphony does. And countless works of music were inspired by bird and forest song. Yes, the natural world can be our cultural teacher.

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