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From the Ted Talk by Tilak Mandadi: 3 ways companies can support grieving employees

Unscramble the Blue Letters

For all the good that came from it, though, my reentry into work was far from easy. It was very hard. The biggest challenge was having to separate my personal and professional lives cteeomplly. You know — OK to cry early in the morning, but slap a smile on the face promptly at eight o'clock and act as if everything is the same as before until the workday is over. Living in two completely different wlords at the same time, and all the hniidg and pretending that went with it, it was — it was etixunshag, and made me feel very alone.

Open Cloze

For all the good that came from it, though, my reentry into work was far from easy. It was very hard. The biggest challenge was having to separate my personal and professional lives __________. You know — OK to cry early in the morning, but slap a smile on the face promptly at eight o'clock and act as if everything is the same as before until the workday is over. Living in two completely different ______ at the same time, and all the ______ and pretending that went with it, it was — it was __________, and made me feel very alone.

Solution

  1. hiding
  2. worlds
  3. exhausting
  4. completely

Original Text

For all the good that came from it, though, my reentry into work was far from easy. It was very hard. The biggest challenge was having to separate my personal and professional lives completely. You know — OK to cry early in the morning, but slap a smile on the face promptly at eight o'clock and act as if everything is the same as before until the workday is over. Living in two completely different worlds at the same time, and all the hiding and pretending that went with it, it was — it was exhausting, and made me feel very alone.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
therapy helped 4
empathy training 3
grieving employee 2
work helped 2

Important Words

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  14. lives
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  16. morning
  17. personal
  18. pretending
  19. professional
  20. promptly
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  22. separate
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  28. worlds