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From the Ted Talk by Norman Lear: An entertainment icon on living a life of meaning

Unscramble the Blue Letters

NL: He was flying to okolmaha with three guys that my mother said, "I don't want you to have anything to do with them, I don't trust those men." That's when I heard, maybe not for the first time, "Stifle yourself, Jeanette, I'm going." And he went. It trnus out he was picking up some fake bonds, which he was flying across the country to sell. But the fact that he was going to Oklahoma in a plane, and he was going to bring me back a 10-gallon hat, just like Ken Maynard, my forviate cobwoy wore. You know, this was a few years after lbdigrenh crossed the Atlantic. I mean, it was exotic that my father was going there. But when he came back, they arrested him as he got off the plane.

Open Cloze

NL: He was flying to ________ with three guys that my mother said, "I don't want you to have anything to do with them, I don't trust those men." That's when I heard, maybe not for the first time, "Stifle yourself, Jeanette, I'm going." And he went. It _____ out he was picking up some fake bonds, which he was flying across the country to sell. But the fact that he was going to Oklahoma in a plane, and he was going to bring me back a 10-gallon hat, just like Ken Maynard, my ________ ______ wore. You know, this was a few years after _________ crossed the Atlantic. I mean, it was exotic that my father was going there. But when he came back, they arrested him as he got off the plane.

Solution

  1. oklahoma
  2. cowboy
  3. lindbergh
  4. favorite
  5. turns

Original Text

NL: He was flying to Oklahoma with three guys that my mother said, "I don't want you to have anything to do with them, I don't trust those men." That's when I heard, maybe not for the first time, "Stifle yourself, Jeanette, I'm going." And he went. It turns out he was picking up some fake bonds, which he was flying across the country to sell. But the fact that he was going to Oklahoma in a plane, and he was going to bring me back a 10-gallon hat, just like Ken Maynard, my favorite cowboy wore. You know, this was a few years after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic. I mean, it was exotic that my father was going there. But when he came back, they arrested him as he got off the plane.

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Important Words

  1. arrested
  2. atlantic
  3. bonds
  4. bring
  5. country
  6. cowboy
  7. crossed
  8. exotic
  9. fact
  10. fake
  11. father
  12. favorite
  13. flying
  14. guys
  15. hat
  16. heard
  17. jeanette
  18. ken
  19. lindbergh
  20. maynard
  21. men
  22. mother
  23. oklahoma
  24. picking
  25. plane
  26. sell
  27. time
  28. trust
  29. turns
  30. wore
  31. years