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From the Ted Talk "Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Meet the women fighting on the front lines of an American war"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

There was the night Amber went out on mission, and in talking to the women of the house, realized that there was a barricaded esthroo lying in wait for the Afghan and American forces who were waiting to enter the home. Another night it was sinratt who found out that there were pieces that make up explosives all around the house in which they were stgnanid, and that in fact, xesepivsol lay all the way between there and where they were about to head that night. There was the night another one of their teammates proved herself to a cydidldee skeptical team of SEALs, when she found the lteni item they were looking for wrapped up in a baby's wet diaper. And there was the night that Isabel, another one of their teammates, found the things that they were looking for, and receedvi an Impact Award from the Rangers who said that without her, the things and the people they were looking for that night would never have been found.

Open Cloze

There was the night Amber went out on mission, and in talking to the women of the house, realized that there was a barricaded _______ lying in wait for the Afghan and American forces who were waiting to enter the home. Another night it was _______ who found out that there were pieces that make up explosives all around the house in which they were ________, and that in fact, __________ lay all the way between there and where they were about to head that night. There was the night another one of their teammates proved herself to a _________ skeptical team of SEALs, when she found the _____ item they were looking for wrapped up in a baby's wet diaper. And there was the night that Isabel, another one of their teammates, found the things that they were looking for, and ________ an Impact Award from the Rangers who said that without her, the things and the people they were looking for that night would never have been found.

Solution

  1. standing
  2. decidedly
  3. tristan
  4. intel
  5. received
  6. shooter
  7. explosives

Original Text

There was the night Amber went out on mission, and in talking to the women of the house, realized that there was a barricaded shooter lying in wait for the Afghan and American forces who were waiting to enter the home. Another night it was Tristan who found out that there were pieces that make up explosives all around the house in which they were standing, and that in fact, explosives lay all the way between there and where they were about to head that night. There was the night another one of their teammates proved herself to a decidedly skeptical team of SEALs, when she found the intel item they were looking for wrapped up in a baby's wet diaper. And there was the night that Isabel, another one of their teammates, found the things that they were looking for, and received an Impact Award from the Rangers who said that without her, the things and the people they were looking for that night would never have been found.

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special operations 6
united states 3
front lines 3

Important Words

  1. afghan
  2. amber
  3. american
  4. award
  5. barricaded
  6. decidedly
  7. diaper
  8. enter
  9. explosives
  10. fact
  11. forces
  12. head
  13. home
  14. house
  15. impact
  16. intel
  17. isabel
  18. item
  19. lay
  20. lying
  21. mission
  22. night
  23. people
  24. pieces
  25. proved
  26. rangers
  27. realized
  28. received
  29. seals
  30. shooter
  31. skeptical
  32. standing
  33. talking
  34. team
  35. teammates
  36. tristan
  37. wait
  38. waiting
  39. wet
  40. women
  41. wrapped