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From the Ted Talk by Pico Iyer: Where is home?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I've always felt that the beauty of being sdnueurord by the foreign is that it slaps you awake. You can't take anything for granted. Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love, because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked "on." Suddenly you're aelrt to the secret patterns of the wrlod. The real voyage of discovery, as mrecal Proust famously said, ctssonis not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes. And of course, once you have new eyes, even the old sights, even your home become something different. Many of the people living in countries not their own are refugees who never wanted to lvaee home and ache to go back home. But for the fortunate among us, I think the age of movement brings exhilarating new peiiilsotisbs.

Open Cloze

And I've always felt that the beauty of being __________ by the foreign is that it slaps you awake. You can't take anything for granted. Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love, because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked "on." Suddenly you're _____ to the secret patterns of the _____. The real voyage of discovery, as ______ Proust famously said, ________ not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes. And of course, once you have new eyes, even the old sights, even your home become something different. Many of the people living in countries not their own are refugees who never wanted to _____ home and ache to go back home. But for the fortunate among us, I think the age of movement brings exhilarating new _____________.

Solution

  1. surrounded
  2. world
  3. leave
  4. marcel
  5. alert
  6. consists
  7. possibilities

Original Text

And I've always felt that the beauty of being surrounded by the foreign is that it slaps you awake. You can't take anything for granted. Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love, because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked "on." Suddenly you're alert to the secret patterns of the world. The real voyage of discovery, as Marcel Proust famously said, consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes. And of course, once you have new eyes, even the old sights, even your home become something different. Many of the people living in countries not their own are refugees who never wanted to leave home and ache to go back home. But for the fortunate among us, I think the age of movement brings exhilarating new possibilities.

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