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From the Ted Talk by Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, 16 inmates and 18 girls were invited. The girls were dressed in their Sunday best, and the fathers traded in their yellow and blue jpmustuis for shirts and ties. They hgegud. They srahed a full ceaertd meal of chicken and fish. They laughed together. It was beautiful. The fathers and daughters even experienced an opportunity to have a pyhcaisl connection, something that a lot of them didn't even have for a while. Fathers were in a space where they were able to make their daughters play, and pull out her chair and etexnd his hand for a dance. Even the guards cried.

Open Cloze

So, 16 inmates and 18 girls were invited. The girls were dressed in their Sunday best, and the fathers traded in their yellow and blue _________ for shirts and ties. They ______. They ______ a full _______ meal of chicken and fish. They laughed together. It was beautiful. The fathers and daughters even experienced an opportunity to have a ________ connection, something that a lot of them didn't even have for a while. Fathers were in a space where they were able to make their daughters play, and pull out her chair and ______ his hand for a dance. Even the guards cried.

Solution

  1. hugged
  2. jumpsuits
  3. catered
  4. physical
  5. shared
  6. extend

Original Text

So, 16 inmates and 18 girls were invited. The girls were dressed in their Sunday best, and the fathers traded in their yellow and blue jumpsuits for shirts and ties. They hugged. They shared a full catered meal of chicken and fish. They laughed together. It was beautiful. The fathers and daughters even experienced an opportunity to have a physical connection, something that a lot of them didn't even have for a while. Fathers were in a space where they were able to make their daughters play, and pull out her chair and extend his hand for a dance. Even the guards cried.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. beautiful
  2. blue
  3. catered
  4. chair
  5. chicken
  6. connection
  7. cried
  8. dance
  9. daughters
  10. dressed
  11. experienced
  12. extend
  13. fathers
  14. fish
  15. full
  16. girls
  17. guards
  18. hand
  19. hugged
  20. inmates
  21. invited
  22. jumpsuits
  23. laughed
  24. lot
  25. meal
  26. opportunity
  27. physical
  28. play
  29. pull
  30. shared
  31. shirts
  32. space
  33. sunday
  34. ties
  35. traded
  36. yellow