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From the Ted Talk "Raghava KK: My 5 lives as an artist"

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Anyway, what I did was I decided that I need to take a break. I quit my job at the papers, I closed my school, and I pprawde up my pencils and my brushes and inks, and I decided to go traveling. When I went traveling, I remember, I met this fabulous old man, who I met when I was caricaturing, who nredtu out to be an artist, in Italy. He dtviein me to his studio. He said, "Come and visit." When I went, I saw the etiltaghss thing ever. I saw this dead, akned effigy of himself gagninh from the lecngii. I said, "Oh, my God. What is that?" And I asked him, and he said, "Oh, that thing? In the night, I die. In the morning, I am born again." I thought he was koo koo, but something about that really stuck. I loved it. I thought there was something really beautiful about that. So I said, "I am dead, so I need to be born again."

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Anyway, what I did was I decided that I need to take a break. I quit my job at the papers, I closed my school, and I _______ up my pencils and my brushes and inks, and I decided to go traveling. When I went traveling, I remember, I met this fabulous old man, who I met when I was caricaturing, who ______ out to be an artist, in Italy. He _______ me to his studio. He said, "Come and visit." When I went, I saw the __________ thing ever. I saw this dead, _____ effigy of himself _______ from the _______. I said, "Oh, my God. What is that?" And I asked him, and he said, "Oh, that thing? In the night, I die. In the morning, I am born again." I thought he was koo koo, but something about that really stuck. I loved it. I thought there was something really beautiful about that. So I said, "I am dead, so I need to be born again."

Solution

  1. naked
  2. ceiling
  3. invited
  4. turned
  5. ghastliest
  6. hanging
  7. wrapped

Original Text

Anyway, what I did was I decided that I need to take a break. I quit my job at the papers, I closed my school, and I wrapped up my pencils and my brushes and inks, and I decided to go traveling. When I went traveling, I remember, I met this fabulous old man, who I met when I was caricaturing, who turned out to be an artist, in Italy. He invited me to his studio. He said, "Come and visit." When I went, I saw the ghastliest thing ever. I saw this dead, naked effigy of himself hanging from the ceiling. I said, "Oh, my God. What is that?" And I asked him, and he said, "Oh, that thing? In the night, I die. In the morning, I am born again." I thought he was koo koo, but something about that really stuck. I loved it. I thought there was something really beautiful about that. So I said, "I am dead, so I need to be born again."

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Important Words

  1. artist
  2. asked
  3. beautiful
  4. born
  5. break
  6. brushes
  7. caricaturing
  8. ceiling
  9. closed
  10. dead
  11. decided
  12. die
  13. effigy
  14. fabulous
  15. ghastliest
  16. god
  17. hanging
  18. inks
  19. invited
  20. italy
  21. job
  22. koo
  23. loved
  24. man
  25. met
  26. morning
  27. naked
  28. night
  29. papers
  30. pencils
  31. quit
  32. remember
  33. school
  34. stuck
  35. studio
  36. thought
  37. traveling
  38. turned
  39. visit
  40. wrapped