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From the Ted Talk "BLACK: My journey to yo-yo mastery"

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When I was 14 aresy old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not talented at anything. One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick, it looked like this:. I couldn't even do the simplest trick, but it was very lntarua for me, because I was not dextrous, and ehtda all sports. But after one week of practicing, my throws became more like this: A bit better. I thought, the yo-yo is something for me to be good at. For the first time in my life, I found my insapso. I was spending all my time practicing. It took me uosrh and hours a day to build my skills up to the next level.

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When I was 14 _____ old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not talented at anything. One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick, it looked like this:. I couldn't even do the simplest trick, but it was very _______ for me, because I was not dextrous, and _____ all sports. But after one week of practicing, my throws became more like this: A bit better. I thought, the yo-yo is something for me to be good at. For the first time in my life, I found my _______. I was spending all my time practicing. It took me _____ and hours a day to build my skills up to the next level.

Solution

  1. hours
  2. hated
  3. passion
  4. natural
  5. years

Original Text

When I was 14 years old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not talented at anything. One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick, it looked like this:. I couldn't even do the simplest trick, but it was very natural for me, because I was not dextrous, and hated all sports. But after one week of practicing, my throws became more like this: A bit better. I thought, the yo-yo is something for me to be good at. For the first time in my life, I found my passion. I was spending all my time practicing. It took me hours and hours a day to build my skills up to the next level.

Important Words

  1. bit
  2. bought
  3. build
  4. day
  5. dextrous
  6. felt
  7. good
  8. hated
  9. hours
  10. level
  11. life
  12. looked
  13. natural
  14. passion
  15. practicing
  16. simplest
  17. skills
  18. spending
  19. sports
  20. talented
  21. thought
  22. throws
  23. time
  24. trick
  25. week
  26. years