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From the Ted Talk by Safia Elhillo: "To Make Use of Water"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

My name is Safia Elhillo, and this poem is called "to make use of wtaer." dilute i forget the arabic word for economy i forget the english word for عسل forget the arabic word for incense & english word for مسكين arabic word for sandwich english for صيدلية & مطعم & وله ‎ /stupid girl, aanltitc got your tongue/ blur back home we are plagued by a politeness so dsene even the doctors cannot call things what they are my grandfather’s left eye sirlewd thick with skmoe what my new mouth can call glaucoma while the arabic still translates to the white water swim i want to go home dissolve i want to go home dworn half don’t even make it out or across you get to be uutagrfnel you get to be homesick from safe inside your blue arecmain passport do you even understand what was lost to bring you here

Open Cloze

My name is Safia Elhillo, and this poem is called "to make use of _____." dilute i forget the arabic word for economy i forget the english word for عسل forget the arabic word for incense & english word for مسكين arabic word for sandwich english for صيدلية & مطعم & وله ‎ /stupid girl, ________ got your tongue/ blur back home we are plagued by a politeness so _____ even the doctors cannot call things what they are my grandfather’s left eye _______ thick with _____ what my new mouth can call glaucoma while the arabic still translates to the white water swim i want to go home dissolve i want to go home _____ half don’t even make it out or across you get to be __________ you get to be homesick from safe inside your blue ________ passport do you even understand what was lost to bring you here

Solution

  1. smoke
  2. drown
  3. swirled
  4. ungrateful
  5. dense
  6. atlantic
  7. water
  8. american

Original Text

My name is Safia Elhillo, and this poem is called "to make use of water." dilute i forget the arabic word for economy i forget the english word for عسل forget the arabic word for incense & english word for مسكين arabic word for sandwich english for صيدلية & مطعم & وله ‎ /stupid girl, atlantic got your tongue/ blur back home we are plagued by a politeness so dense even the doctors cannot call things what they are my grandfather’s left eye swirled thick with smoke what my new mouth can call glaucoma while the arabic still translates to the white water swim i want to go home dissolve i want to go home drown half don’t even make it out or across you get to be ungrateful you get to be homesick from safe inside your blue american passport do you even understand what was lost to bring you here

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
arabic word 3
english word 2

Important Words

  1. american
  2. arabic
  3. atlantic
  4. blue
  5. blur
  6. bring
  7. call
  8. called
  9. dense
  10. dilute
  11. dissolve
  12. doctors
  13. drown
  14. economy
  15. elhillo
  16. english
  17. eye
  18. forget
  19. girl
  20. glaucoma
  21. home
  22. homesick
  23. incense
  24. left
  25. lost
  26. mouth
  27. passport
  28. plagued
  29. poem
  30. politeness
  31. safe
  32. safia
  33. sandwich
  34. smoke
  35. swim
  36. swirled
  37. thick
  38. translates
  39. understand
  40. ungrateful
  41. water
  42. white
  43. word
  44. صيدلية
  45. عسل
  46. مسكين
  47. مطعم
  48. وله