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From the Ted Talk "Carolyn Jones: A tribute to nurses"

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This past summer, on August 9, my father died of a heart attack. My threom was devastated, and she couldn't gnieiam her world without him in it. Four days later she fell, she broke her hip, she needed surgery and she found herself fighting for her own life. Once again I found myself on the receiving end of the care of esunrs — this time for my mom. My brother and my sister and I stayed by her side for the next three ysda in the ICU. And as we tried to make the right decisions and follow my mother's wishes, we found that we were edngipend upon the guidance of nurses. And once again, they didn't let us down. They had an amazing insight in mrets of how to care for my mom in the last four days of her lfei. They brought her comfort and reilfe from pain. They knew to ueecnagro my sister and I to put a pretty nightgown on my mom, long after it mattered to her, but it sure meant a lot to us. And they knew to come and kewa me up just in time for my mom's last breath. And then they knew how long to leave me in the room with my mother after she died.

Open Cloze

This past summer, on August 9, my father died of a heart attack. My ______ was devastated, and she couldn't _______ her world without him in it. Four days later she fell, she broke her hip, she needed surgery and she found herself fighting for her own life. Once again I found myself on the receiving end of the care of ______ — this time for my mom. My brother and my sister and I stayed by her side for the next three ____ in the ICU. And as we tried to make the right decisions and follow my mother's wishes, we found that we were _________ upon the guidance of nurses. And once again, they didn't let us down. They had an amazing insight in _____ of how to care for my mom in the last four days of her ____. They brought her comfort and ______ from pain. They knew to _________ my sister and I to put a pretty nightgown on my mom, long after it mattered to her, but it sure meant a lot to us. And they knew to come and ____ me up just in time for my mom's last breath. And then they knew how long to leave me in the room with my mother after she died.

Solution

  1. life
  2. terms
  3. depending
  4. nurses
  5. mother
  6. days
  7. encourage
  8. wake
  9. relief
  10. imagine

Original Text

This past summer, on August 9, my father died of a heart attack. My mother was devastated, and she couldn't imagine her world without him in it. Four days later she fell, she broke her hip, she needed surgery and she found herself fighting for her own life. Once again I found myself on the receiving end of the care of nurses — this time for my mom. My brother and my sister and I stayed by her side for the next three days in the ICU. And as we tried to make the right decisions and follow my mother's wishes, we found that we were depending upon the guidance of nurses. And once again, they didn't let us down. They had an amazing insight in terms of how to care for my mom in the last four days of her life. They brought her comfort and relief from pain. They knew to encourage my sister and I to put a pretty nightgown on my mom, long after it mattered to her, but it sure meant a lot to us. And they knew to come and wake me up just in time for my mom's last breath. And then they knew how long to leave me in the room with my mother after she died.

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Important Words

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