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From the Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

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"Nativity II." But James got the part of Joseph, which we were thrilled about. We considered this to be one of the lead parts. We had the place crmmaed full of agents in T-shirts: "James Robinson IS Joseph!" (lgatehur) He didn't have to speak, but you know the bit where the three kings come in? They come in bearing gifts, gold, frankincense and mryrh. This really happened. We were sitting there, and I think they just went out of sequence, because we telkad to the little boy afterward and said, "You OK with that?" They said, "Yeah, why? Was that wrong?" They just switched. The three boys came in, four-year-olds with tea tolews on their hdaes. They put these boxes down, and the first boy said, "I bring you gold." And the second boy said, "I bring you myrrh." And the third boy said, "Frank sent this."

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"Nativity II." But James got the part of Joseph, which we were thrilled about. We considered this to be one of the lead parts. We had the place _______ full of agents in T-shirts: "James Robinson IS Joseph!" (________) He didn't have to speak, but you know the bit where the three kings come in? They come in bearing gifts, gold, frankincense and _____. This really happened. We were sitting there, and I think they just went out of sequence, because we ______ to the little boy afterward and said, "You OK with that?" They said, "Yeah, why? Was that wrong?" They just switched. The three boys came in, four-year-olds with tea ______ on their _____. They put these boxes down, and the first boy said, "I bring you gold." And the second boy said, "I bring you myrrh." And the third boy said, "Frank sent this."

Solution

  1. crammed
  2. towels
  3. laughter
  4. heads
  5. myrrh
  6. talked

Original Text

"Nativity II." But James got the part of Joseph, which we were thrilled about. We considered this to be one of the lead parts. We had the place crammed full of agents in T-shirts: "James Robinson IS Joseph!" (Laughter) He didn't have to speak, but you know the bit where the three kings come in? They come in bearing gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh. This really happened. We were sitting there, and I think they just went out of sequence, because we talked to the little boy afterward and said, "You OK with that?" They said, "Yeah, why? Was that wrong?" They just switched. The three boys came in, four-year-olds with tea towels on their heads. They put these boxes down, and the first boy said, "I bring you gold." And the second boy said, "I bring you myrrh." And the third boy said, "Frank sent this."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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