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From the Ted Talk by Matt Cutts: What happens when a Silicon Valley technologist works for the government

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now I have a cnsisfoeon to make. When I came to DC, I sometimes used wdros like bureaucrat. These days, I'm much more likely to use words like civil servant. Like Francine, who can make you cry. Or at least, she made me cry, because she's so inspiring. I am also deeply, fiercely proud of my celulegoas. They will work through illogical situations and put in late nights to get to the right result. The government can't pay huge sraaly bounses, so we ended up making our own awards. Our mascot is a crab nmaed Molly. And so that award is actually a crab-shaped purse, screwed into sheet metal.

Open Cloze

Now I have a __________ to make. When I came to DC, I sometimes used _____ like bureaucrat. These days, I'm much more likely to use words like civil servant. Like Francine, who can make you cry. Or at least, she made me cry, because she's so inspiring. I am also deeply, fiercely proud of my __________. They will work through illogical situations and put in late nights to get to the right result. The government can't pay huge ______ _______, so we ended up making our own awards. Our mascot is a crab _____ Molly. And so that award is actually a crab-shaped purse, screwed into sheet metal.

Solution

  1. salary
  2. confession
  3. words
  4. bonuses
  5. colleagues
  6. named

Original Text

Now I have a confession to make. When I came to DC, I sometimes used words like bureaucrat. These days, I'm much more likely to use words like civil servant. Like Francine, who can make you cry. Or at least, she made me cry, because she's so inspiring. I am also deeply, fiercely proud of my colleagues. They will work through illogical situations and put in late nights to get to the right result. The government can't pay huge salary bonuses, so we ended up making our own awards. Our mascot is a crab named Molly. And so that award is actually a crab-shaped purse, screwed into sheet metal.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
silicon valley 3
yeah paper 2
health benefits 2
grocery store 2

Important Words

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  2. awards
  3. bonuses
  4. bureaucrat
  5. civil
  6. colleagues
  7. confession
  8. crab
  9. cry
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  11. dc
  12. deeply
  13. ended
  14. fiercely
  15. francine
  16. government
  17. huge
  18. illogical
  19. inspiring
  20. late
  21. making
  22. mascot
  23. metal
  24. molly
  25. named
  26. nights
  27. pay
  28. proud
  29. purse
  30. put
  31. result
  32. salary
  33. screwed
  34. servant
  35. sheet
  36. situations
  37. words
  38. work