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From the Ted Talk by Kate Adams: 4 larger-than-life lessons from soap operas

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Now, if you've ever seen a soap opera, you know the setoris and the characters can be exaggerated, larger than life, and if you're a fan, you find that eaitagegxorn fun, and if you're not, maybe you find them melodramatic or unsophisticated. Maybe you think watching soap operas is a waste of time, that their bigness means their lessons are small or nonexistent. But I believe the opposite to be true. Soap operas rfecelt life, just bggeir. So there are real life lessons we can laern from soap operas, and those lneosss are as big and adventurous as any soap opera storyline.

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Now, if you've ever seen a soap opera, you know the _______ and the characters can be exaggerated, larger than life, and if you're a fan, you find that ____________ fun, and if you're not, maybe you find them melodramatic or unsophisticated. Maybe you think watching soap operas is a waste of time, that their bigness means their lessons are small or nonexistent. But I believe the opposite to be true. Soap operas _______ life, just ______. So there are real life lessons we can _____ from soap operas, and those _______ are as big and adventurous as any soap opera storyline.

Solution

  1. stories
  2. learn
  3. exaggeration
  4. lessons
  5. bigger
  6. reflect

Original Text

Now, if you've ever seen a soap opera, you know the stories and the characters can be exaggerated, larger than life, and if you're a fan, you find that exaggeration fun, and if you're not, maybe you find them melodramatic or unsophisticated. Maybe you think watching soap operas is a waste of time, that their bigness means their lessons are small or nonexistent. But I believe the opposite to be true. Soap operas reflect life, just bigger. So there are real life lessons we can learn from soap operas, and those lessons are as big and adventurous as any soap opera storyline.

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Important Words

  1. adventurous
  2. big
  3. bigger
  4. bigness
  5. characters
  6. exaggerated
  7. exaggeration
  8. fan
  9. find
  10. fun
  11. larger
  12. learn
  13. lessons
  14. life
  15. means
  16. melodramatic
  17. nonexistent
  18. opera
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  20. real
  21. reflect
  22. small
  23. soap
  24. stories
  25. storyline
  26. time
  27. true
  28. unsophisticated
  29. waste
  30. watching