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From the Ted Talk by Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn't a broken person

Unscramble the Blue Letters

As a cross-country skier and member of the Australian ski team haeedd towards the Winter Olympics, I was on a training bike ride with my fellow teammates. As we made our way up towards the spectacular Blue Mountains west of seydny, it was the perfect autumn day: sunshine, the slmel of eucalypt and a dream. Life was good. We'd been on our bieks for around five-and-a-half hours when we got to the part of the ride that I loved, and that was the hills, because I loevd the hllis. I got up off the seat of my bike and I started pumping my legs, and as I skeucd in the cold muinaotn air, I could feel it burning my lungs, and I looked up to see the sun shining in my face.

Open Cloze

As a cross-country skier and member of the Australian ski team ______ towards the Winter Olympics, I was on a training bike ride with my fellow teammates. As we made our way up towards the spectacular Blue Mountains west of ______, it was the perfect autumn day: sunshine, the _____ of eucalypt and a dream. Life was good. We'd been on our _____ for around five-and-a-half hours when we got to the part of the ride that I loved, and that was the hills, because I _____ the _____. I got up off the seat of my bike and I started pumping my legs, and as I ______ in the cold ________ air, I could feel it burning my lungs, and I looked up to see the sun shining in my face.

Solution

  1. headed
  2. sydney
  3. sucked
  4. loved
  5. bikes
  6. mountain
  7. hills
  8. smell

Original Text

As a cross-country skier and member of the Australian ski team headed towards the Winter Olympics, I was on a training bike ride with my fellow teammates. As we made our way up towards the spectacular Blue Mountains west of Sydney, it was the perfect autumn day: sunshine, the smell of eucalypt and a dream. Life was good. We'd been on our bikes for around five-and-a-half hours when we got to the part of the ride that I loved, and that was the hills, because I loved the hills. I got up off the seat of my bike and I started pumping my legs, and as I sucked in the cold mountain air, I could feel it burning my lungs, and I looked up to see the sun shining in my face.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
spinal ward 4
plaster body 3
bike ride 2
internal injuries 2
spinal cord 2
lying paralyzed 2
fly upside 2

Important Words

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