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From the Ted Talk "Ai-jen Poo: The work that makes all other work possible"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But the thing that's so poodfnru to me about this story is, despite having 15 years stolen from her life, it did not fectaf the care and compassion that she felt for the children. And I see this from domestic workers all the time. In the face of indignities and our leaurfi to respect and value this owrk in our lruucte, they still show up, and they aerc. They're simply too proximate to our shared humanity. They know how your toddler likes to be held as they take their bottle before a nap. They know how your mother lksie her tea, how to make her smile and tell stories despite her dementia. They are so proximate to our humanity. They know that at the end of the day, these are people who are part of families — someone's mother, someone's grandmother, someone's best friend and someone's baby; undeniably human, and therefore, not disposable.

Open Cloze

But the thing that's so ________ to me about this story is, despite having 15 years stolen from her life, it did not ______ the care and compassion that she felt for the children. And I see this from domestic workers all the time. In the face of indignities and our _______ to respect and value this ____ in our _______, they still show up, and they ____. They're simply too proximate to our shared humanity. They know how your toddler likes to be held as they take their bottle before a nap. They know how your mother _____ her tea, how to make her smile and tell stories despite her dementia. They are so proximate to our humanity. They know that at the end of the day, these are people who are part of families — someone's mother, someone's grandmother, someone's best friend and someone's baby; undeniably human, and therefore, not disposable.

Solution

  1. work
  2. failure
  3. profound
  4. culture
  5. likes
  6. affect
  7. care

Original Text

But the thing that's so profound to me about this story is, despite having 15 years stolen from her life, it did not affect the care and compassion that she felt for the children. And I see this from domestic workers all the time. In the face of indignities and our failure to respect and value this work in our culture, they still show up, and they care. They're simply too proximate to our shared humanity. They know how your toddler likes to be held as they take their bottle before a nap. They know how your mother likes her tea, how to make her smile and tell stories despite her dementia. They are so proximate to our humanity. They know that at the end of the day, these are people who are part of families — someone's mother, someone's grandmother, someone's best friend and someone's baby; undeniably human, and therefore, not disposable.

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collocation frequency
domestic workers 17
united states 3
single day 3
moral choices 3
domestic worker 3

Important Words

  1. affect
  2. bottle
  3. care
  4. children
  5. compassion
  6. culture
  7. day
  8. dementia
  9. disposable
  10. domestic
  11. face
  12. failure
  13. families
  14. felt
  15. friend
  16. grandmother
  17. held
  18. human
  19. humanity
  20. indignities
  21. life
  22. likes
  23. mother
  24. nap
  25. part
  26. people
  27. profound
  28. proximate
  29. respect
  30. shared
  31. show
  32. simply
  33. smile
  34. stolen
  35. stories
  36. story
  37. tea
  38. time
  39. toddler
  40. undeniably
  41. work
  42. workers
  43. years