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From the Ted Talk "Alex Honnold: How I climbed a 3,000-foot vertical cliff -- without ropes"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

cgnimilb Half demo had been a big goal and I did it, but I didn't get what I really aewdnt. I didn't achieve mastery. I was hesitant and afraid, and it wasn't the experience that I wanted. But El Cap was different. With 600 teef to go, I felt like the mountain was offering me a victory lap. I climbed with a smooth precision and enjoyed the sounds of the birds swooping around the cliff. It all felt like a ebcnolreait. And then I reached the summit after three hours and 56 minutes of ilsguoor climbing. It was the climb that I wanted, and it felt like mastery.

Open Cloze

________ Half ____ had been a big goal and I did it, but I didn't get what I really ______. I didn't achieve mastery. I was hesitant and afraid, and it wasn't the experience that I wanted. But El Cap was different. With 600 ____ to go, I felt like the mountain was offering me a victory lap. I climbed with a smooth precision and enjoyed the sounds of the birds swooping around the cliff. It all felt like a ___________. And then I reached the summit after three hours and 56 minutes of ________ climbing. It was the climb that I wanted, and it felt like mastery.

Solution

  1. dome
  2. feet
  3. climbing
  4. wanted
  5. glorious
  6. celebration

Original Text

Climbing Half Dome had been a big goal and I did it, but I didn't get what I really wanted. I didn't achieve mastery. I was hesitant and afraid, and it wasn't the experience that I wanted. But El Cap was different. With 600 feet to go, I felt like the mountain was offering me a victory lap. I climbed with a smooth precision and enjoyed the sounds of the birds swooping around the cliff. It all felt like a celebration. And then I reached the summit after three hours and 56 minutes of glorious climbing. It was the climb that I wanted, and it felt like mastery.

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collocation frequency
el cap 12
free soloing 4
free solo 3

Important Words

  1. achieve
  2. afraid
  3. big
  4. birds
  5. cap
  6. celebration
  7. cliff
  8. climb
  9. climbed
  10. climbing
  11. dome
  12. el
  13. enjoyed
  14. experience
  15. feet
  16. felt
  17. glorious
  18. goal
  19. hesitant
  20. hours
  21. lap
  22. mastery
  23. minutes
  24. mountain
  25. offering
  26. precision
  27. reached
  28. smooth
  29. sounds
  30. summit
  31. swooping
  32. victory
  33. wanted