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From the Ted Talk "Chris Nowinski: Can I have your brain? The quest for truth on concussions and CTE"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I called her. First time, nobody naewesdr. Second time, no one answered, third... no eicov mails. The fifth time, I got an answer. And thank God that nreda Waters's family was so gracious about the call and said, "You know what, we want to know what happened to Andre. We want to know why he changed so much in the last five years of his life." And so we studied the brain, and it turned out that he did have CTE. He became the third NFL player diagnosed with the disease. This is what it looks like. He was somewhere between mild and severe.

Open Cloze

So I called her. First time, nobody ________. Second ____, no one answered, third... no _____ mails. The fifth time, I got an answer. And thank God that _____ Waters's family was so gracious about the call and said, "You know what, we want to know what happened to Andre. We want to know why he changed so much in the last five years of his life." And so we studied the brain, and it turned out that he did have CTE. He became the third NFL player diagnosed with the disease. This is what it looks like. He was somewhere between mild and severe.

Solution

  1. answered
  2. voice
  3. andre
  4. time

Original Text

So I called her. First time, nobody answered. Second time, no one answered, third... no voice mails. The fifth time, I got an answer. And thank God that Andre Waters's family was so gracious about the call and said, "You know what, we want to know what happened to Andre. We want to know why he changed so much in the last five years of his life." And so we studied the brain, and it turned out that he did have CTE. He became the third NFL player diagnosed with the disease. This is what it looks like. He was somewhere between mild and severe.

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andre waters 6
nfl players 3
medical examiner 3
brain donation 3
brain bank 3

Important Words

  1. andre
  2. answer
  3. answered
  4. brain
  5. call
  6. called
  7. changed
  8. cte
  9. diagnosed
  10. disease
  11. family
  12. god
  13. gracious
  14. happened
  15. life
  16. mails
  17. mild
  18. nfl
  19. player
  20. severe
  21. studied
  22. time
  23. turned
  24. voice
  25. years