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From the Ted Talk "Wes Moore: How to talk to veterans about war"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But then eventually, after staying there for a little while, and after the end of that first year at this military school, I realized that I actually was wgriong up. I realized the things that I enjoyed about this oocslh and the thing that I enjoyed about the structure was something that I'd never found before: the fact that I finally felt like I was part of something bigger, ratp of a team, and it actually mattered to people that I was there, the fact that leadership wasn't just a hlnupecin there, but that it was a real, actually core part of the ierent ceexiepenr. And so when it was time for me to actually nsfhii up high school, I started thinking about what I wanted to do, and just like probably most students, had no idea what that meant or what I wanted to do. And I thought about the people who I respected and admired. I thought about a lot of the people, in particular a lot of the men, in my life who I looked up to. They all apeehnpd to wear the uniform of the United States of earaicm, so for me, the question and the answer really became pretty easy. The question of what I wanted to do was filled in very quickly with saying, I guess I'll be an Army officer.

Open Cloze

But then eventually, after staying there for a little while, and after the end of that first year at this military school, I realized that I actually was _______ up. I realized the things that I enjoyed about this ______ and the thing that I enjoyed about the structure was something that I'd never found before: the fact that I finally felt like I was part of something bigger, ____ of a team, and it actually mattered to people that I was there, the fact that leadership wasn't just a _________ there, but that it was a real, actually core part of the ______ __________. And so when it was time for me to actually ______ up high school, I started thinking about what I wanted to do, and just like probably most students, had no idea what that meant or what I wanted to do. And I thought about the people who I respected and admired. I thought about a lot of the people, in particular a lot of the men, in my life who I looked up to. They all ________ to wear the uniform of the United States of _______, so for me, the question and the answer really became pretty easy. The question of what I wanted to do was filled in very quickly with saying, I guess I'll be an Army officer.

Solution

  1. entire
  2. school
  3. america
  4. experience
  5. finish
  6. part
  7. growing
  8. punchline
  9. happened

Original Text

But then eventually, after staying there for a little while, and after the end of that first year at this military school, I realized that I actually was growing up. I realized the things that I enjoyed about this school and the thing that I enjoyed about the structure was something that I'd never found before: the fact that I finally felt like I was part of something bigger, part of a team, and it actually mattered to people that I was there, the fact that leadership wasn't just a punchline there, but that it was a real, actually core part of the entire experience. And so when it was time for me to actually finish up high school, I started thinking about what I wanted to do, and just like probably most students, had no idea what that meant or what I wanted to do. And I thought about the people who I respected and admired. I thought about a lot of the people, in particular a lot of the men, in my life who I looked up to. They all happened to wear the uniform of the United States of America, so for me, the question and the answer really became pretty easy. The question of what I wanted to do was filled in very quickly with saying, I guess I'll be an Army officer.

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