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From the Ted Talk "Alan Eustace: I leapt from the stratosphere. Here's how I did it"

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I would constantly evig them speeches about the safety of nelcgyooth, and they weren't hearing any of it. It was super hard on them, and the only reason that my wife put up with it was because I came back incredibly happy after each of the 250 ssett, and she didn't want to take that away from me. So I want to close with a story. My daughter Katelyn, my 15-year-old, she and I were in the car, and we were driving down the raod, and she was sitting there, and she had this idea, and she goes, "Dad, I've got this idea." And so I ntdislee to her idea and I said, "Katelyn, that's impossible." And she looks at me and she goes, "Dad, after what you just did, how can you call anything impossible?" And I laughed, and I said, "OK, it's not impossible, it's just very, very hard." And then I paused for a second, and I said, "Katelyn, it may not be impossible, it may not even be very, very hard, it's just that I don't know how to do it."

Open Cloze

I would constantly ____ them speeches about the safety of __________, and they weren't hearing any of it. It was super hard on them, and the only reason that my wife put up with it was because I came back incredibly happy after each of the 250 _____, and she didn't want to take that away from me. So I want to close with a story. My daughter Katelyn, my 15-year-old, she and I were in the car, and we were driving down the ____, and she was sitting there, and she had this idea, and she goes, "Dad, I've got this idea." And so I ________ to her idea and I said, "Katelyn, that's impossible." And she looks at me and she goes, "Dad, after what you just did, how can you call anything impossible?" And I laughed, and I said, "OK, it's not impossible, it's just very, very hard." And then I paused for a second, and I said, "Katelyn, it may not be impossible, it may not even be very, very hard, it's just that I don't know how to do it."

Solution

  1. tests
  2. technology
  3. road
  4. listened
  5. give

Original Text

I would constantly give them speeches about the safety of technology, and they weren't hearing any of it. It was super hard on them, and the only reason that my wife put up with it was because I came back incredibly happy after each of the 250 tests, and she didn't want to take that away from me. So I want to close with a story. My daughter Katelyn, my 15-year-old, she and I were in the car, and we were driving down the road, and she was sitting there, and she had this idea, and she goes, "Dad, I've got this idea." And so I listened to her idea and I said, "Katelyn, that's impossible." And she looks at me and she goes, "Dad, after what you just did, how can you call anything impossible?" And I laughed, and I said, "OK, it's not impossible, it's just very, very hard." And then I paused for a second, and I said, "Katelyn, it may not be impossible, it may not even be very, very hard, it's just that I don't know how to do it."

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Important Words

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  2. car
  3. close
  4. constantly
  5. daughter
  6. driving
  7. give
  8. happy
  9. hard
  10. hearing
  11. idea
  12. impossible
  13. incredibly
  14. katelyn
  15. laughed
  16. listened
  17. paused
  18. put
  19. reason
  20. road
  21. safety
  22. sitting
  23. speeches
  24. story
  25. super
  26. technology
  27. tests
  28. wife