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"From the Ted Talk by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best."

Unscramble the Blue Letters

MK: Kind of. The day after gbbay was injured, I called my boss, the ciehf astronaut, Dr. pggey Whitson, and I said, "Peggy, I know I'm launching in space in three months from now. Gabby's in a coma. I'm in Tucson. You've got to find a replacement for me." So I didn't actually resign from being an astronaut, but I gave up my job and they found a replacement. Months later, maybe about two months later, I started about getting my job back, which is something, when you become this pirramy caregiver prosen, which some people in the audience here have certainly been in that position, it's a challenging role but at some pinot you've got to figure out when you're going to get your life back, and at the time, I couldn't ask Gabby if she wanted me to go fly in the space shutlte again. But I knew she was— GG: Yes. Yes. Yes.

Open Cloze

MK: Kind of. The day after _____ was injured, I called my boss, the _____ astronaut, Dr. _____ Whitson, and I said, "Peggy, I know I'm launching in space in three months from now. Gabby's in a coma. I'm in Tucson. You've got to find a replacement for me." So I didn't actually resign from being an astronaut, but I gave up my job and they found a replacement. Months later, maybe about two months later, I started about getting my job back, which is something, when you become this _______ caregiver ______, which some people in the audience here have certainly been in that position, it's a challenging role but at some _____ you've got to figure out when you're going to get your life back, and at the time, I couldn't ask Gabby if she wanted me to go fly in the space _______ again. But I knew she was— GG: Yes. Yes. Yes.

Solution

  1. person
  2. primary
  3. peggy
  4. point
  5. shuttle
  6. chief
  7. gabby

Original Text

MK: Kind of. The day after Gabby was injured, I called my boss, the chief astronaut, Dr. Peggy Whitson, and I said, "Peggy, I know I'm launching in space in three months from now. Gabby's in a coma. I'm in Tucson. You've got to find a replacement for me." So I didn't actually resign from being an astronaut, but I gave up my job and they found a replacement. Months later, maybe about two months later, I started about getting my job back, which is something, when you become this primary caregiver person, which some people in the audience here have certainly been in that position, it's a challenging role but at some point you've got to figure out when you're going to get your life back, and at the time, I couldn't ask Gabby if she wanted me to go fly in the space shuttle again. But I knew she was— GG: Yes. Yes. Yes.

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Important Words

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