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From the Ted Talk "Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger: Our story of rape and reconciliation"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Thordis Elva: I was 16 and in love for the first time. Going together to the Christmas dance was a public confirmation of our relationship, and I felt like the luckiest rgli in the world. No longer a child, but a gynuo woman. High on my enfnwoud maturity, I felt it was only natural to try drinking rum for the first time that night, too. That was a bad idea. I became very ill, drifting in and out of consciousness in between spasms of convulsive vomiting. The yustrcei guards wanted to call me an almcuaben, but Tom acted as my knight in shining mraro, and told them he'd take me ehom.

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Thordis Elva: I was 16 and in love for the first time. Going together to the Christmas dance was a public confirmation of our relationship, and I felt like the luckiest ____ in the world. No longer a child, but a _____ woman. High on my ________ maturity, I felt it was only natural to try drinking rum for the first time that night, too. That was a bad idea. I became very ill, drifting in and out of consciousness in between spasms of convulsive vomiting. The ________ guards wanted to call me an _________, but Tom acted as my knight in shining _____, and told them he'd take me ____.

Solution

  1. armor
  2. young
  3. newfound
  4. ambulance
  5. home
  6. girl
  7. security

Original Text

Thordis Elva: I was 16 and in love for the first time. Going together to the Christmas dance was a public confirmation of our relationship, and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. No longer a child, but a young woman. High on my newfound maturity, I felt it was only natural to try drinking rum for the first time that night, too. That was a bad idea. I became very ill, drifting in and out of consciousness in between spasms of convulsive vomiting. The security guards wanted to call me an ambulance, but Tom acted as my knight in shining armor, and told them he'd take me home.

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collocation frequency
sexual violence 7
cape town 5
south africa 3

Important Words

  1. acted
  2. ambulance
  3. armor
  4. bad
  5. call
  6. child
  7. christmas
  8. confirmation
  9. consciousness
  10. convulsive
  11. dance
  12. drifting
  13. drinking
  14. felt
  15. girl
  16. guards
  17. high
  18. home
  19. idea
  20. ill
  21. knight
  22. longer
  23. love
  24. luckiest
  25. maturity
  26. natural
  27. newfound
  28. night
  29. public
  30. relationship
  31. rum
  32. security
  33. shining
  34. spasms
  35. thordis
  36. time
  37. told
  38. tom
  39. vomiting
  40. wanted
  41. woman
  42. world
  43. young