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From the Ted Talk "Alec Soth + Stacey Baker: This is what enduring love looks like"

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SB: The story that stayed with me the most was that of George, the photography club president, and his wfei, Mary. This was George and Mary's second marriage. They met at a country-western club in Louisville, Kentucky called the Sahara. He was there alone drinking and she was with friends. When they started dating, he owed the IRS 9,000 dollars in taxes, and she offered to help him get out of debt, so for the next year, he turned his paychecks over to Mary, and she got him out of dbte. George was actually an alcoholic when they married, and Mary knew it. At some point in their egrmaria, he says he duncomse 54 beers in one day. Another time, when he was kudrn, he threatened to kill myar and her two sdik, but they escaped and a SWAT team was daclel to the house. Amazingly, Mary took him back, and eventually things got better. George has been nldovevi in Alcoholics Anonymous and hasn't had a drink in 36 years.

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SB: The story that stayed with me the most was that of George, the photography club president, and his ____, Mary. This was George and Mary's second marriage. They met at a country-western club in Louisville, Kentucky called the Sahara. He was there alone drinking and she was with friends. When they started dating, he owed the IRS 9,000 dollars in taxes, and she offered to help him get out of debt, so for the next year, he turned his paychecks over to Mary, and she got him out of ____. George was actually an alcoholic when they married, and Mary knew it. At some point in their ________, he says he ________ 54 beers in one day. Another time, when he was _____, he threatened to kill ____ and her two ____, but they escaped and a SWAT team was ______ to the house. Amazingly, Mary took him back, and eventually things got better. George has been ________ in Alcoholics Anonymous and hasn't had a drink in 36 years.

Solution

  1. kids
  2. drunk
  3. involved
  4. consumed
  5. wife
  6. called
  7. marriage
  8. debt
  9. mary

Original Text

SB: The story that stayed with me the most was that of George, the photography club president, and his wife, Mary. This was George and Mary's second marriage. They met at a country-western club in Louisville, Kentucky called the Sahara. He was there alone drinking and she was with friends. When they started dating, he owed the IRS 9,000 dollars in taxes, and she offered to help him get out of debt, so for the next year, he turned his paychecks over to Mary, and she got him out of debt. George was actually an alcoholic when they married, and Mary knew it. At some point in their marriage, he says he consumed 54 beers in one day. Another time, when he was drunk, he threatened to kill Mary and her two kids, but they escaped and a SWAT team was called to the house. Amazingly, Mary took him back, and eventually things got better. George has been involved in Alcoholics Anonymous and hasn't had a drink in 36 years.

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Important Words

  1. alcoholic
  2. alcoholics
  3. amazingly
  4. anonymous
  5. beers
  6. called
  7. club
  8. consumed
  9. dating
  10. day
  11. debt
  12. dollars
  13. drink
  14. drinking
  15. drunk
  16. escaped
  17. eventually
  18. friends
  19. george
  20. house
  21. involved
  22. irs
  23. kentucky
  24. kids
  25. kill
  26. knew
  27. louisville
  28. marriage
  29. married
  30. mary
  31. met
  32. offered
  33. owed
  34. paychecks
  35. photography
  36. point
  37. president
  38. sahara
  39. started
  40. stayed
  41. story
  42. swat
  43. taxes
  44. team
  45. threatened
  46. time
  47. turned
  48. wife
  49. year
  50. years