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From the Ted Talk "Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"?"

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That was a iicndose based on love and lopetinssyiirb. I couldn't keep watching my oldest son make bad choices without being able to be there for him when and if he needed me. But the real hgenac came more gradually. Over the next year, while my family was gitnihrg itself, I started to realize that even if I could go back into government, I didn't want to. I didn't want to miss the last five years that my sons were at home. I finally allowed myself to accept what was really most important to me, not what I was conditioned to want or maybe what I conditioned myself to want, and that decision led to a reassessment of the enitsfim narrative that I grew up with and have always championed.

Open Cloze

That was a ________ based on love and ______________. I couldn't keep watching my oldest son make bad choices without being able to be there for him when and if he needed me. But the real ______ came more gradually. Over the next year, while my family was ________ itself, I started to realize that even if I could go back into government, I didn't want to. I didn't want to miss the last five years that my sons were at home. I finally allowed myself to accept what was really most important to me, not what I was conditioned to want or maybe what I conditioned myself to want, and that decision led to a reassessment of the ________ narrative that I grew up with and have always championed.

Solution

  1. decision
  2. responsibility
  3. righting
  4. change
  5. feminist

Original Text

That was a decision based on love and responsibility. I couldn't keep watching my oldest son make bad choices without being able to be there for him when and if he needed me. But the real change came more gradually. Over the next year, while my family was righting itself, I started to realize that even if I could go back into government, I didn't want to. I didn't want to miss the last five years that my sons were at home. I finally allowed myself to accept what was really most important to me, not what I was conditioned to want or maybe what I conditioned myself to want, and that decision led to a reassessment of the feminist narrative that I grew up with and have always championed.

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Important Words

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  6. change
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  9. decision
  10. family
  11. feminist
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  18. led
  19. love
  20. narrative
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  22. oldest
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  26. responsibility
  27. righting
  28. son
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  32. year
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