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From the Ted Talk by Michele L. Sullivan: Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When you travel internationally, it can be even more challenging in certain ways. A few years ago, I was in Zanzibar, and I come wnlheeig in, and think about that. sohrt, white, blond wamon in a chair. That doesn't probably happen every day. So I go up, and with my gift of gab, I start to talk to the agent. So friendly, and I ask about their culture and so forth, and I nctioe there wasn't a jet birdge. So I had to kind of say, "Not only do you have to lift my chair, I could use some help getting up the steps." So we got to spend about an hour together while we waited for the flight, and it was the most mfiangcneit hour. Our perspective changed for both of us that day. And once I got on the flight, he patted me on the back and wished me well, and I thanked him so much. And again, I think he's going to remember that experience more than when I first came in, and there was a bit of hiotaietsn.

Open Cloze

When you travel internationally, it can be even more challenging in certain ways. A few years ago, I was in Zanzibar, and I come ________ in, and think about that. _____, white, blond _____ in a chair. That doesn't probably happen every day. So I go up, and with my gift of gab, I start to talk to the agent. So friendly, and I ask about their culture and so forth, and I ______ there wasn't a jet ______. So I had to kind of say, "Not only do you have to lift my chair, I could use some help getting up the steps." So we got to spend about an hour together while we waited for the flight, and it was the most ___________ hour. Our perspective changed for both of us that day. And once I got on the flight, he patted me on the back and wished me well, and I thanked him so much. And again, I think he's going to remember that experience more than when I first came in, and there was a bit of __________.

Solution

  1. notice
  2. woman
  3. bridge
  4. hesitation
  5. magnificent
  6. short
  7. wheeling

Original Text

When you travel internationally, it can be even more challenging in certain ways. A few years ago, I was in Zanzibar, and I come wheeling in, and think about that. Short, white, blond woman in a chair. That doesn't probably happen every day. So I go up, and with my gift of gab, I start to talk to the agent. So friendly, and I ask about their culture and so forth, and I notice there wasn't a jet bridge. So I had to kind of say, "Not only do you have to lift my chair, I could use some help getting up the steps." So we got to spend about an hour together while we waited for the flight, and it was the most magnificent hour. Our perspective changed for both of us that day. And once I got on the flight, he patted me on the back and wished me well, and I thanked him so much. And again, I think he's going to remember that experience more than when I first came in, and there was a bit of hesitation.

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