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From the Ted Talk by Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I lveod game shows, fascinated with game shows. I remember crying on my first day of kindergarten back in 1979 because it had just hit me, as badly as I wanted to go to school, that I was also going to miss "Hollywood Squares" and "Family Feud." I was going to miss my game shows. And later, in the mid-'80s, when "Jeopardy" came back on the air, I rbmeeemr running home from school every day to watch the show. It was my fotavrie show, even before it paid for my house. And we lived overseas, we lived in sotuh keroa where my dad was working, where there was only one English luagagne TV channel. There was aemrd Forces TV, and if you didn't speak Korean, that's what you were watching. So me and all my friends would run home every day and wctah "Jeopardy."

Open Cloze

And I _____ game shows, fascinated with game shows. I remember crying on my first day of kindergarten back in 1979 because it had just hit me, as badly as I wanted to go to school, that I was also going to miss "Hollywood Squares" and "Family Feud." I was going to miss my game shows. And later, in the mid-'80s, when "Jeopardy" came back on the air, I ________ running home from school every day to watch the show. It was my ________ show, even before it paid for my house. And we lived overseas, we lived in _____ _____ where my dad was working, where there was only one English ________ TV channel. There was _____ Forces TV, and if you didn't speak Korean, that's what you were watching. So me and all my friends would run home every day and _____ "Jeopardy."

Solution

  1. loved
  2. armed
  3. south
  4. remember
  5. language
  6. watch
  7. favorite
  8. korea

Original Text

And I loved game shows, fascinated with game shows. I remember crying on my first day of kindergarten back in 1979 because it had just hit me, as badly as I wanted to go to school, that I was also going to miss "Hollywood Squares" and "Family Feud." I was going to miss my game shows. And later, in the mid-'80s, when "Jeopardy" came back on the air, I remember running home from school every day to watch the show. It was my favorite show, even before it paid for my house. And we lived overseas, we lived in South Korea where my dad was working, where there was only one English language TV channel. There was Armed Forces TV, and if you didn't speak Korean, that's what you were watching. So me and all my friends would run home every day and watch "Jeopardy."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
game shows 4
real life 3
show contestant 2
scatter chart 2
line coming 2
golden age 2
human information 2

Important Words

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  2. armed
  3. badly
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  6. dad
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  27. run
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  29. school
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  32. south
  33. speak
  34. tv
  35. wanted
  36. watch
  37. watching
  38. working