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From the Ted Talk by Anders Fjellberg: Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Many may think that the sorty about Shadi and moauz is a story about death, but I don't agree. To me, this is a story about two questions that I think we all share: what is a better life, and what am I willing to do to achieve it? And to me, and probably a lot of you, a better life would mean being able to do more of what we think of as meaningful, whether that be spending more time with your family and friends, tarvel to an exotic place, or just getting money to buy that cool new decvie or a pair of new sneakers. And this is all within our reach pretty easily.

Open Cloze

Many may think that the _____ about Shadi and _____ is a story about death, but I don't agree. To me, this is a story about two questions that I think we all share: what is a better life, and what am I willing to do to achieve it? And to me, and probably a lot of you, a better life would mean being able to do more of what we think of as meaningful, whether that be spending more time with your family and friends, ______ to an exotic place, or just getting money to buy that cool new ______ or a pair of new sneakers. And this is all within our reach pretty easily.

Solution

  1. story
  2. device
  3. travel
  4. mouaz

Original Text

Many may think that the story about Shadi and Mouaz is a story about death, but I don't agree. To me, this is a story about two questions that I think we all share: what is a better life, and what am I willing to do to achieve it? And to me, and probably a lot of you, a better life would mean being able to do more of what we think of as meaningful, whether that be spending more time with your family and friends, travel to an exotic place, or just getting money to buy that cool new device or a pair of new sneakers. And this is all within our reach pretty easily.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
english channel 4
mouaz al 3
al balkhi 3
limited access 3
started searching 2
dna samples 2
family fled 2
find work 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
mouaz al balkhi 3

Important Words

  1. achieve
  2. agree
  3. buy
  4. cool
  5. death
  6. device
  7. easily
  8. exotic
  9. family
  10. friends
  11. life
  12. lot
  13. meaningful
  14. money
  15. mouaz
  16. pair
  17. place
  18. pretty
  19. questions
  20. reach
  21. shadi
  22. sneakers
  23. spending
  24. story
  25. time
  26. travel