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From the Ted Talk by Megan McArthur: A NASA astronaut's lessons on fear, confidence and preparing for spaceflight

Unscramble the Blue Letters

MMA: Well, his first reaction when learning that mommy was going to go into space first, he told me, "No, mommy, you can't go." That was his very first response. And then as he got more comfortable with the idea, you know, his dad went up and came back and then he said, "Well, OK, you can go for 30 days, but 180 days, that's too much. You can’t, you can’t go for that long.” He's also obviously seen his father go through all of this. And so for him, it's become this nramol thing. This is a normal thing that mommy and daddy do. We'll read stories back and forth while I'm here in Russia over video conference. And I was given the idea to fill a jar with chocolate ksises and then he can have a kiss from mmomy every day that I'm gone. So he leiks that idea very much.

Open Cloze

MMA: Well, his first reaction when learning that mommy was going to go into space first, he told me, "No, mommy, you can't go." That was his very first response. And then as he got more comfortable with the idea, you know, his dad went up and came back and then he said, "Well, OK, you can go for 30 days, but 180 days, that's too much. You can’t, you can’t go for that long.” He's also obviously seen his father go through all of this. And so for him, it's become this ______ thing. This is a normal thing that mommy and daddy do. We'll read stories back and forth while I'm here in Russia over video conference. And I was given the idea to fill a jar with chocolate ______ and then he can have a kiss from _____ every day that I'm gone. So he _____ that idea very much.

Solution

  1. likes
  2. normal
  3. mommy
  4. kisses

Original Text

MMA: Well, his first reaction when learning that mommy was going to go into space first, he told me, "No, mommy, you can't go." That was his very first response. And then as he got more comfortable with the idea, you know, his dad went up and came back and then he said, "Well, OK, you can go for 30 days, but 180 days, that's too much. You can’t, you can’t go for that long.” He's also obviously seen his father go through all of this. And so for him, it's become this normal thing. This is a normal thing that mommy and daddy do. We'll read stories back and forth while I'm here in Russia over video conference. And I was given the idea to fill a jar with chocolate kisses and then he can have a kiss from mommy every day that I'm gone. So he likes that idea very much.

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Important Words

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