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From the Ted Talk "Giles Duley: When a reporter becomes the story"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

As John said, I was a fashion photographer and music photographer for 10 years. I enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun, but always wanted to do something more with my work. And storytelling was always something I wanted to do. So 10 years ago, I set out to travel the world, to go and photograph other people in their situations and to record their stoires, to bring them back, so that other people might understand. But this didn't happen gvhtroein. When I worked as a music eahtohrpprgo and a fashion photographer, I always had this agigngn feeling that there was something missing, that I wasn't quite using my skills productively. And it may seem very obvious, the link, now, but at the time, I couldn't really work out how could I use my photography to do something useful. So I vega up gytohopaprh. I walked away from it lmteoclepy and decided to do care work.

Open Cloze

As John said, I was a fashion photographer and music photographer for 10 years. I enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun, but always wanted to do something more with my work. And storytelling was always something I wanted to do. So 10 years ago, I set out to travel the world, to go and photograph other people in their situations and to record their _______, to bring them back, so that other people might understand. But this didn't happen _________. When I worked as a music ____________ and a fashion photographer, I always had this _______ feeling that there was something missing, that I wasn't quite using my skills productively. And it may seem very obvious, the link, now, but at the time, I couldn't really work out how could I use my photography to do something useful. So I ____ up ___________. I walked away from it __________ and decided to do care work.

Solution

  1. nagging
  2. photographer
  3. photography
  4. overnight
  5. completely
  6. stories
  7. gave

Original Text

As John said, I was a fashion photographer and music photographer for 10 years. I enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun, but always wanted to do something more with my work. And storytelling was always something I wanted to do. So 10 years ago, I set out to travel the world, to go and photograph other people in their situations and to record their stories, to bring them back, so that other people might understand. But this didn't happen overnight. When I worked as a music photographer and a fashion photographer, I always had this nagging feeling that there was something missing, that I wasn't quite using my skills productively. And it may seem very obvious, the link, now, but at the time, I couldn't really work out how could I use my photography to do something useful. So I gave up photography. I walked away from it completely and decided to do care work.

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Important Words

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  3. completely
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  8. fun
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  10. happen
  11. john
  12. link
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  16. nagging
  17. obvious
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  23. productively
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  25. set
  26. situations
  27. skills
  28. stories
  29. storytelling
  30. time
  31. travel
  32. understand
  33. walked
  34. wanted
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  37. world
  38. years