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From the Ted Talk "Sarah Donnelly: How work kept me going during my cancer treatment"

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She told me she was sure. Back at work, I handed over the uetngr things that needed to be done while I was having more tests to see if my cancer had asepdr. But at that moment, work wasn't my priority. I was thinking about how I was going to tell my family and edirfsn that I had acrcne. How I was going to answer their questions about how bad it was and whether I was going to be OK, when I didn't know that myself. I was wondering if my partner and I would ever have an opportunity to start a fmyial. And I was figuring out how I was going to tell my mother, who had herself had breast cancer when she was pregnant with me. She would know how I was feeling and have an idea of what lay ahead for me. But I also didn't want her to have to relive her cancer experience.

Open Cloze

She told me she was sure. Back at work, I handed over the ______ things that needed to be done while I was having more tests to see if my cancer had ______. But at that moment, work wasn't my priority. I was thinking about how I was going to tell my family and _______ that I had ______. How I was going to answer their questions about how bad it was and whether I was going to be OK, when I didn't know that myself. I was wondering if my partner and I would ever have an opportunity to start a ______. And I was figuring out how I was going to tell my mother, who had herself had breast cancer when she was pregnant with me. She would know how I was feeling and have an idea of what lay ahead for me. But I also didn't want her to have to relive her cancer experience.

Solution

  1. urgent
  2. spread
  3. friends
  4. family
  5. cancer

Original Text

She told me she was sure. Back at work, I handed over the urgent things that needed to be done while I was having more tests to see if my cancer had spread. But at that moment, work wasn't my priority. I was thinking about how I was going to tell my family and friends that I had cancer. How I was going to answer their questions about how bad it was and whether I was going to be OK, when I didn't know that myself. I was wondering if my partner and I would ever have an opportunity to start a family. And I was figuring out how I was going to tell my mother, who had herself had breast cancer when she was pregnant with me. She would know how I was feeling and have an idea of what lay ahead for me. But I also didn't want her to have to relive her cancer experience.

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reasonable adjustments 8

Important Words

  1. answer
  2. bad
  3. breast
  4. cancer
  5. experience
  6. family
  7. feeling
  8. figuring
  9. friends
  10. handed
  11. idea
  12. lay
  13. moment
  14. mother
  15. needed
  16. opportunity
  17. partner
  18. pregnant
  19. priority
  20. questions
  21. relive
  22. spread
  23. start
  24. tests
  25. thinking
  26. told
  27. urgent
  28. wondering
  29. work