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From the Ted Talk "Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright"

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So then it was my turn, and somehow, I get myself onto the stage, I atrst my song, I open my mouth to sing the first line, and this completely horrible tivbaor — you know, when your voice wavers — comes streaming out. And this is not the good kind of vibrato, like an oapre gnries has, this is my whole body just convulsing with frae. I mean, it's a nightmare. I'm embarrassed, the audience is clearly uncomfortable, they're focused on my discomfort. It was so bad. But that was my first real experience as a solo singer-songwriter.

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So then it was my turn, and somehow, I get myself onto the stage, I _____ my song, I open my mouth to sing the first line, and this completely horrible _______ — you know, when your voice wavers — comes streaming out. And this is not the good kind of vibrato, like an _____ ______ has, this is my whole body just convulsing with ____. I mean, it's a nightmare. I'm embarrassed, the audience is clearly uncomfortable, they're focused on my discomfort. It was so bad. But that was my first real experience as a solo singer-songwriter.

Solution

  1. opera
  2. start
  3. singer
  4. vibrato
  5. fear

Original Text

So then it was my turn, and somehow, I get myself onto the stage, I start my song, I open my mouth to sing the first line, and this completely horrible vibrato — you know, when your voice wavers — comes streaming out. And this is not the good kind of vibrato, like an opera singer has, this is my whole body just convulsing with fear. I mean, it's a nightmare. I'm embarrassed, the audience is clearly uncomfortable, they're focused on my discomfort. It was so bad. But that was my first real experience as a solo singer-songwriter.

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Important Words

  1. audience
  2. bad
  3. body
  4. completely
  5. convulsing
  6. discomfort
  7. embarrassed
  8. experience
  9. fear
  10. focused
  11. good
  12. horrible
  13. kind
  14. line
  15. mouth
  16. nightmare
  17. open
  18. opera
  19. real
  20. sing
  21. singer
  22. solo
  23. song
  24. stage
  25. start
  26. streaming
  27. turn
  28. uncomfortable
  29. vibrato
  30. voice
  31. wavers