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From the Ted Talk "Adam Driver: My journey from Marine to actor"

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And when I was reflecting on my emti in the military, I wasn't first thinking on the stereotypical drills and discipline and pain of it; but rather, the small, intimate human moments, moments of great feeling: friends going oawl because they missed their emilsfia, friends getting divorced, grieving together, celebrating together, all within the backdrop of the military. I saw my friends intatbgl these circumstances, and I watched the anxiety it rdpuodce in them and me, not being able to express our feelings about it.

Open Cloze

And when I was reflecting on my ____ in the military, I wasn't first thinking on the stereotypical drills and discipline and pain of it; but rather, the small, intimate human moments, moments of great feeling: friends going ____ because they missed their ________, friends getting divorced, grieving together, celebrating together, all within the backdrop of the military. I saw my friends ________ these circumstances, and I watched the anxiety it ________ in them and me, not being able to express our feelings about it.

Solution

  1. produced
  2. awol
  3. battling
  4. families
  5. time

Original Text

And when I was reflecting on my time in the military, I wasn't first thinking on the stereotypical drills and discipline and pain of it; but rather, the small, intimate human moments, moments of great feeling: friends going AWOL because they missed their families, friends getting divorced, grieving together, celebrating together, all within the backdrop of the military. I saw my friends battling these circumstances, and I watched the anxiety it produced in them and me, not being able to express our feelings about it.

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janitor man 8
marine corps 3
jesse perez 3
high school 3
civilian world 3

Important Words

  1. anxiety
  2. awol
  3. backdrop
  4. battling
  5. celebrating
  6. circumstances
  7. discipline
  8. divorced
  9. drills
  10. express
  11. families
  12. feelings
  13. friends
  14. great
  15. grieving
  16. human
  17. intimate
  18. military
  19. missed
  20. moments
  21. pain
  22. produced
  23. reflecting
  24. small
  25. stereotypical
  26. thinking
  27. time
  28. watched