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From the Ted Talk by Elise LeGrow: "You Never Can Tell" / "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

(Singing) It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well.
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mieoelsdamle.
Oh, and now the ynoug misnouer and madame have rung the chapel bell.
C'est la vie, say the old folks,.
it goes to show you never can tell. No, no.
They frnuiehsd off an apartment with a two-room Roebuck sale.
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale. Oh, but when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well .
C'est la vie, say the old fklos,.

Open Cloze

(Singing) It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well.
You could see that Pierre did truly love the ____________.
Oh, and now the _____ ________ and madame have rung the chapel bell.
C'est la vie, say the old folks,.
it goes to show you never can tell. No, no.
They _________ off an apartment with a two-room Roebuck sale.
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale. Oh, but when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well .
C'est la vie, say the old _____,.

Solution

  1. monsieur
  2. young
  3. folks
  4. mademoiselle
  5. furnished

Original Text

(Singing) It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well.
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle.
Oh, and now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell.
C'est la vie, say the old folks,.
it goes to show you never can tell. No, no.
They furnished off an apartment with a two-room Roebuck sale.
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale. Oh, but when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well .
C'est la vie, say the old folks,.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
girl waits 4
love waits 2

Important Words

  1. ale
  2. apartment
  3. bell
  4. chapel
  5. coolerator
  6. crammed
  7. dinners
  8. folks
  9. furnished
  10. ginger
  11. la
  12. love
  13. madame
  14. mademoiselle
  15. money
  16. monsieur
  17. pierre
  18. roebuck
  19. rung
  20. sale
  21. show
  22. singing
  23. teenage
  24. tv
  25. vie
  26. wedding
  27. wished
  28. work
  29. worked
  30. young