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"From the Ted Talk by Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Hetain Patel: (In Chinese). Yuyu Rau: Hi, I'm hieatn. I'm an artist. And this is Yuyu, who is a dancer I have been working with. I have asked her to translate for me. HP: (In Chinese). YR: If I may, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my aworrtk. HP: (In Chinese). YR: I was born and raised near Manchester, in England, but I'm not going to say it in English to you, because I'm trying to avoid any assumptions that might be made from my northern accent. HP: (In Chinese). YR: The only problem with masking it with cihsnee Mandarin is I can only speak this paragraph, which I have learned by heart when I was visiting in China. (lagheutr) So all I can do is keep retaeinpg it in different teons and hope you won't notice.

Open Cloze

Hetain Patel: (In Chinese). Yuyu Rau: Hi, I'm ______. I'm an artist. And this is Yuyu, who is a dancer I have been working with. I have asked her to translate for me. HP: (In Chinese). YR: If I may, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my _______. HP: (In Chinese). YR: I was born and raised near Manchester, in England, but I'm not going to say it in English to you, because I'm trying to avoid any assumptions that might be made from my northern accent. HP: (In Chinese). YR: The only problem with masking it with _______ Mandarin is I can only speak this paragraph, which I have learned by heart when I was visiting in China. (________) So all I can do is keep _________ it in different _____ and hope you won't notice.

Solution

  1. chinese
  2. tones
  3. artwork
  4. repeating
  5. hetain
  6. laughter

Original Text

Hetain Patel: (In Chinese). Yuyu Rau: Hi, I'm Hetain. I'm an artist. And this is Yuyu, who is a dancer I have been working with. I have asked her to translate for me. HP: (In Chinese). YR: If I may, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my artwork. HP: (In Chinese). YR: I was born and raised near Manchester, in England, but I'm not going to say it in English to you, because I'm trying to avoid any assumptions that might be made from my northern accent. HP: (In Chinese). YR: The only problem with masking it with Chinese Mandarin is I can only speak this paragraph, which I have learned by heart when I was visiting in China. (Laughter) So all I can do is keep repeating it in different tones and hope you won't notice.

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collocation frequency
chinese yr 5
laughter hp 3
bruce lee 3

Important Words

  1. accent
  2. artist
  3. artwork
  4. asked
  5. assumptions
  6. avoid
  7. bit
  8. born
  9. china
  10. chinese
  11. dancer
  12. england
  13. english
  14. heart
  15. hetain
  16. hope
  17. laughter
  18. learned
  19. manchester
  20. mandarin
  21. masking
  22. northern
  23. notice
  24. paragraph
  25. problem
  26. raised
  27. repeating
  28. speak
  29. tones
  30. translate
  31. visiting
  32. working
  33. yuyu