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From the Ted Talk by Keith Nolan: Deaf in the military

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Here I am one morning, when we trekked seven and a half _____ with a 40-pound rucksack in less than two hours. Here are a few of my ______ cadets. I've been with them long enough that I’ve _________ name signs for them. On the right, here, is Trinidad. I gave him this name sign because he's always very _________. He's a veteran, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The female is Frigo, whose nickname is "Refrigerator," hence her name sign. We’re always competing ______________ in class. The cadet on the end is Jarvy. He's a top athlete. I've given him this sign because of the scar he has here.

Solution

  1. developed
  2. intellectually
  3. sarcastic
  4. miles
  5. fellow

Original Text

Here I am one morning, when we trekked seven and a half miles with a 40-pound rucksack in less than two hours. Here are a few of my fellow cadets. I've been with them long enough that I’ve developed name signs for them. On the right, here, is Trinidad. I gave him this name sign because he's always very sarcastic. He's a veteran, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The female is Frigo, whose nickname is "Refrigerator," hence her name sign. We’re always competing intellectually in class. The cadet on the end is Jarvy. He's a top athlete. I've given him this sign because of the scar he has here.

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Important Words

  1. afghanistan
  2. athlete
  3. cadet
  4. cadets
  5. class
  6. competing
  7. developed
  8. fellow
  9. female
  10. frigo
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  12. hours
  13. intellectually
  14. iraq
  15. jarvy
  16. long
  17. miles
  18. morning
  19. nickname
  20. rucksack
  21. sarcastic
  22. scar
  23. served
  24. sign
  25. signs
  26. top
  27. trekked
  28. trinidad
  29. veteran