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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

And of course there is rule number nine. I came up with rule number nine after I actually didn't plan for a fall, and went about 40 feet and cracked a rib. Once you get to that point where you know it's going to happen, you need to start thinking about how you're going to let go because that is the critical picee of not getting hurt — how you're going to fall onto the rope, or if you're cblnimig without a rope, fall to a pacle where you can actually coortnl the fall. So don't hang on till the bitter end. Thank you very much. (Applause)

## Open Cloze

And of course there is rule number nine. I came up with rule number nine after I actually didn't plan for a fall, and went about 40 feet and cracked a rib. Once you get to that point where you know it's going to happen, you need to start thinking about how you're going to let go because that is the critical _____ of not getting hurt — how you're going to fall onto the rope, or if you're ________ without a rope, fall to a _____ where you can actually _______ the fall. So don't hang on till the bitter end. Thank you very much. (Applause)

1. control
2. place
3. climbing
4. piece

## Original Text

And of course there is rule number nine. I came up with rule number nine after I actually didn't plan for a fall, and went about 40 feet and cracked a rib. Once you get to that point where you know it's going to happen, you need to start thinking about how you're going to let go because that is the critical piece of not getting hurt — how you're going to fall onto the rope, or if you're climbing without a rope, fall to a place where you can actually control the fall. So don't hang on till the bitter end. Thank you very much. (Applause)

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