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From the Ted Talk by Sasa Vucinic: Why we should invest in a free press

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We start the meeting. I get these two picees of peapr, not like this, A4 format, so it's much bigger. A lot of numbers there. A lot of numbers. But however you put it, you know, the numbers do not make any ssene. And that's the best they could do. We were the best that they could do. So that is how we understood what our method is. It's not a bank. We had to actually go into these companies and earn our return by fixing them — by establishing management ssmyets, by providing all that knowledge, how do you run a business on one side — while they all know how to run, how to cteare content.

Open Cloze

We start the meeting. I get these two ______ of _____, not like this, A4 format, so it's much bigger. A lot of numbers there. A lot of numbers. But however you put it, you know, the numbers do not make any _____. And that's the best they could do. We were the best that they could do. So that is how we understood what our method is. It's not a bank. We had to actually go into these companies and earn our return by fixing them — by establishing management _______, by providing all that knowledge, how do you run a business on one side — while they all know how to run, how to ______ content.

Solution

  1. paper
  2. create
  3. sense
  4. systems
  5. pieces

Original Text

We start the meeting. I get these two pieces of paper, not like this, A4 format, so it's much bigger. A lot of numbers there. A lot of numbers. But however you put it, you know, the numbers do not make any sense. And that's the best they could do. We were the best that they could do. So that is how we understood what our method is. It's not a bank. We had to actually go into these companies and earn our return by fixing them — by establishing management systems, by providing all that knowledge, how do you run a business on one side — while they all know how to run, how to create content.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
independent media 6
media companies 5
boris nikolayevich 4
independent newspaper 3
daily newspaper 3
media systems 2
media company 2
million dollars 2
developing world 2
respected newspaper 2
great story 2
people running 2
press freedom 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
independent media companies 2

Important Words

  1. bank
  2. bigger
  3. business
  4. companies
  5. content
  6. create
  7. earn
  8. establishing
  9. fixing
  10. format
  11. knowledge
  12. lot
  13. management
  14. meeting
  15. method
  16. numbers
  17. paper
  18. pieces
  19. providing
  20. put
  21. return
  22. run
  23. sense
  24. side
  25. start
  26. systems
  27. understood