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

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In 1987, Tina Lord found herself in quite the pcklie. See, this gold digger made sure she married sweet Cord Roberts just before he inherited mliinlos. But when Cord found out Tina loved his money as much as she levod him, he dumped her. Cord's mother Maria was thrilled until they hooked up again. So Maria hired Max Holden to romance Tina and then made sure Cord didn't find out Tina was pregnant with his baby. So Tina, still mraerid but tnhkinig Cord didn't love her flew to Argentina with Max. Cord flainly figured out what was going on and rushed after them, but he was too late. Tina had already been kidnapped, strapped to a raft and sent over a waterfall. She and her baby were presumed dead. Cord was sad for a bit, but then he becnuod right back with a smrerupast archaeologist nemad Kate, and they had a gouegors wedding until Tina, seemingly back from the dead, ran into the church hinlodg a baby. "Stop!" she screamed. "Am I too late? Cord, I've come so far. This is your son."

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In 1987, Tina Lord found herself in quite the ______. See, this gold digger made sure she married sweet Cord Roberts just before he inherited ________. But when Cord found out Tina loved his money as much as she _____ him, he dumped her. Cord's mother Maria was thrilled until they hooked up again. So Maria hired Max Holden to romance Tina and then made sure Cord didn't find out Tina was pregnant with his baby. So Tina, still _______ but ________ Cord didn't love her flew to Argentina with Max. Cord _______ figured out what was going on and rushed after them, but he was too late. Tina had already been kidnapped, strapped to a raft and sent over a waterfall. She and her baby were presumed dead. Cord was sad for a bit, but then he _______ right back with a __________ archaeologist _____ Kate, and they had a ________ wedding until Tina, seemingly back from the dead, ran into the church _______ a baby. "Stop!" she screamed. "Am I too late? Cord, I've come so far. This is your son."

Solution

  1. millions
  2. supersmart
  3. holding
  4. loved
  5. bounced
  6. gorgeous
  7. married
  8. pickle
  9. finally
  10. thinking
  11. named

Original Text

In 1987, Tina Lord found herself in quite the pickle. See, this gold digger made sure she married sweet Cord Roberts just before he inherited millions. But when Cord found out Tina loved his money as much as she loved him, he dumped her. Cord's mother Maria was thrilled until they hooked up again. So Maria hired Max Holden to romance Tina and then made sure Cord didn't find out Tina was pregnant with his baby. So Tina, still married but thinking Cord didn't love her flew to Argentina with Max. Cord finally figured out what was going on and rushed after them, but he was too late. Tina had already been kidnapped, strapped to a raft and sent over a waterfall. She and her baby were presumed dead. Cord was sad for a bit, but then he bounced right back with a supersmart archaeologist named Kate, and they had a gorgeous wedding until Tina, seemingly back from the dead, ran into the church holding a baby. "Stop!" she screamed. "Am I too late? Cord, I've come so far. This is your son."

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Important Words

  1. archaeologist
  2. argentina
  3. baby
  4. bit
  5. bounced
  6. church
  7. cord
  8. dead
  9. digger
  10. dumped
  11. figured
  12. finally
  13. find
  14. flew
  15. gold
  16. gorgeous
  17. hired
  18. holden
  19. holding
  20. hooked
  21. inherited
  22. kate
  23. kidnapped
  24. late
  25. lord
  26. love
  27. loved
  28. maria
  29. married
  30. max
  31. millions
  32. money
  33. mother
  34. named
  35. pickle
  36. pregnant
  37. presumed
  38. raft
  39. ran
  40. roberts
  41. romance
  42. rushed
  43. sad
  44. screamed
  45. seemingly
  46. son
  47. strapped
  48. supersmart
  49. sweet
  50. thinking
  51. thrilled
  52. tina
  53. waterfall
  54. wedding