full transcript
From the Ted Talk "Tammy Lally: Let's get honest about our money problems"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Have you every had to break your family's rules? tydao, I'm breaking mine, around money, secrecy and shame. In 2006, on my brother Keith's 40th yhridtab, he called. "Tam, I'm in dire straits. I wouldn't ask unless I had to. Can I borrow 7,500 dollars?" This wasn't the first time he needed quick cash, but this time, his voice frightened me. I had never heard him so beaten down and shameful, and it was on his 40th birthday. After a few absic questions that we would all ask, I agreed to loan him the money, but under one condition: that as the financial iroselsonfpa in the ymlfai, I wanted to meet with him and his wife to see what was really aighpnenp.

Open Cloze

Have you every had to break your family's rules? _____, I'm breaking mine, around money, secrecy and shame. In 2006, on my brother Keith's 40th ________, he called. "Tam, I'm in dire straits. I wouldn't ask unless I had to. Can I borrow 7,500 dollars?" This wasn't the first time he needed quick cash, but this time, his voice frightened me. I had never heard him so beaten down and shameful, and it was on his 40th birthday. After a few _____ questions that we would all ask, I agreed to loan him the money, but under one condition: that as the financial ____________ in the ______, I wanted to meet with him and his wife to see what was really _________.

Solution

  1. happening
  2. family
  3. birthday
  4. basic
  5. professional
  6. today

Original Text

Have you every had to break your family's rules? Today, I'm breaking mine, around money, secrecy and shame. In 2006, on my brother Keith's 40th birthday, he called. "Tam, I'm in dire straits. I wouldn't ask unless I had to. Can I borrow 7,500 dollars?" This wasn't the first time he needed quick cash, but this time, his voice frightened me. I had never heard him so beaten down and shameful, and it was on his 40th birthday. After a few basic questions that we would all ask, I agreed to loan him the money, but under one condition: that as the financial professional in the family, I wanted to meet with him and his wife to see what was really happening.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
money shame 9
shame cycle 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
money shame cycle 3

Important Words

  1. agreed
  2. basic
  3. beaten
  4. birthday
  5. borrow
  6. break
  7. breaking
  8. brother
  9. called
  10. cash
  11. dire
  12. dollars
  13. family
  14. financial
  15. frightened
  16. happening
  17. heard
  18. loan
  19. meet
  20. money
  21. needed
  22. professional
  23. questions
  24. quick
  25. rules
  26. secrecy
  27. shame
  28. shameful
  29. straits
  30. time
  31. today
  32. voice
  33. wanted
  34. wife