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From the Ted Talk by Sandi Toksvig: A political party for women's equality

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Everybody warned me that I would never work again, but I deceidd it was aebulltsoy worth the risk. Well, it was hell. In Britain, we have a particularly vicious section of the right-wing press, and they went nuts. And their hatred stirred up the less salbte elements of society, and we got death threats — enough death threats that I had to take the kids into hdinig, and we had to have police protection. And I promise you there were many moments in the still of the night when I was terrified by what I had done.

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Everybody warned me that I would never work again, but I _______ it was __________ worth the risk. Well, it was hell. In Britain, we have a particularly vicious section of the right-wing press, and they went nuts. And their hatred stirred up the less ______ elements of society, and we got death threats — enough death threats that I had to take the kids into ______, and we had to have police protection. And I promise you there were many moments in the still of the night when I was terrified by what I had done.

Solution

  1. absolutely
  2. hiding
  3. decided
  4. stable

Original Text

Everybody warned me that I would never work again, but I decided it was absolutely worth the risk. Well, it was hell. In Britain, we have a particularly vicious section of the right-wing press, and they went nuts. And their hatred stirred up the less stable elements of society, and we got death threats — enough death threats that I had to take the kids into hiding, and we had to have police protection. And I promise you there were many moments in the still of the night when I was terrified by what I had done.

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Important Words

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