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From the Ted Talk by Sarah Jones: A one-woman global village

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, that was nairoda, and just like Lorraine and everybody else you're meeting tdaoy, these are folks who are based on real poelpe from my real life: finrdes, neighbors, family members. I come from a multicultural family. In fact, the odler lady you just met: very, very loosely bsead on a great aunt on my mother's side. It's a long story, believe me. But on top of my family background, my parents also sent me to the United Nations school, where I encountered a plethora of new characters, including Alexandre, my French teacher, okay.

Open Cloze

So, that was _______, and just like Lorraine and everybody else you're meeting _____, these are folks who are based on real ______ from my real life: _______, neighbors, family members. I come from a multicultural family. In fact, the _____ lady you just met: very, very loosely _____ on a great aunt on my mother's side. It's a long story, believe me. But on top of my family background, my parents also sent me to the United Nations school, where I encountered a plethora of new characters, including Alexandre, my French teacher, okay.

Solution

  1. people
  2. friends
  3. older
  4. based
  5. noraida
  6. today

Original Text

So, that was Noraida, and just like Lorraine and everybody else you're meeting today, these are folks who are based on real people from my real life: friends, neighbors, family members. I come from a multicultural family. In fact, the older lady you just met: very, very loosely based on a great aunt on my mother's side. It's a long story, believe me. But on top of my family background, my parents also sent me to the United Nations school, where I encountered a plethora of new characters, including Alexandre, my French teacher, okay.

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Important Words

  1. alexandre
  2. aunt
  3. background
  4. based
  5. characters
  6. encountered
  7. fact
  8. family
  9. folks
  10. french
  11. friends
  12. great
  13. including
  14. lady
  15. long
  16. loosely
  17. lorraine
  18. meeting
  19. members
  20. multicultural
  21. nations
  22. neighbors
  23. noraida
  24. older
  25. parents
  26. people
  27. plethora
  28. real
  29. school
  30. side
  31. story
  32. teacher
  33. today
  34. top
  35. united