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From the Ted Talk by Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So this is a picture of my dad and me, at the becah in Far Rockaway, or actually Rockaway Park. I'm the one with the bolnd hair. My dad's the guy with the cattgreie. It was the 60's. A lot of people smoked back then. In the semmur of 2009, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. Cancer is one of those things that actually touches everybody. If you're a man in the US, you've got about a one in two chance of being doiagnesd with cancer during your lifetime. If you're a woman, you've got about a one in three chance of being diagnosed with cancer. Everybody knows somebody who's been diagnosed with cancer.

Open Cloze

So this is a picture of my dad and me, at the _____ in Far Rockaway, or actually Rockaway Park. I'm the one with the _____ hair. My dad's the guy with the _________. It was the 60's. A lot of people smoked back then. In the ______ of 2009, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. Cancer is one of those things that actually touches everybody. If you're a man in the US, you've got about a one in two chance of being _________ with cancer during your lifetime. If you're a woman, you've got about a one in three chance of being diagnosed with cancer. Everybody knows somebody who's been diagnosed with cancer.

Solution

  1. cigarette
  2. diagnosed
  3. beach
  4. summer
  5. blond

Original Text

So this is a picture of my dad and me, at the beach in Far Rockaway, or actually Rockaway Park. I'm the one with the blond hair. My dad's the guy with the cigarette. It was the 60's. A lot of people smoked back then. In the summer of 2009, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. Cancer is one of those things that actually touches everybody. If you're a man in the US, you've got about a one in two chance of being diagnosed with cancer during your lifetime. If you're a woman, you've got about a one in three chance of being diagnosed with cancer. Everybody knows somebody who's been diagnosed with cancer.

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  1. beach
  2. blond
  3. cancer
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  17. rockaway
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