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From the Ted Talk by Zaria Forman: Drawings that show the beauty and fragility of Earth

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In August of 2012, I led my first expedition, taking a group of attisrs and slhaocrs up the northwest coast of Greenland. My mother was originally ssopuepd to lead this trip. She and I were in the early stages of planning, as we had intended to go together, when she fell victim to a bairn tumor. The cancer quickly took over her body and mind, and she passed away six months later. During the mhotns of her illness, though, her dedication to the expedition never wavered, and I made a promise to carry out her fanil journey.

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In August of 2012, I led my first expedition, taking a group of _______ and ________ up the northwest coast of Greenland. My mother was originally ________ to lead this trip. She and I were in the early stages of planning, as we had intended to go together, when she fell victim to a _____ tumor. The cancer quickly took over her body and mind, and she passed away six months later. During the ______ of her illness, though, her dedication to the expedition never wavered, and I made a promise to carry out her _____ journey.

Solution

  1. artists
  2. months
  3. supposed
  4. final
  5. brain
  6. scholars

Original Text

In August of 2012, I led my first expedition, taking a group of artists and scholars up the northwest coast of Greenland. My mother was originally supposed to lead this trip. She and I were in the early stages of planning, as we had intended to go together, when she fell victim to a brain tumor. The cancer quickly took over her body and mind, and she passed away six months later. During the months of her illness, though, her dedication to the expedition never wavered, and I made a promise to carry out her final journey.

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