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From the Ted Talk by Kelli Jean Drinkwater: Enough with the fear of fat

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So when I was six years old, my sister used to teach ballet to a bunch of little girls in our ggaare. I was about a foot taller and a foot wider than most of the group. When it came to doing our first poramnrfcee, I was so excited about wearing a pretty pink tutu. I was going to sparkle. As the other girls slipped eislay into their lcrya and tllue creations, not one of the tutus was big enough to fit me. I was drtimeneed not to be excluded from the performance, so I turned to my mother and loud enough for everyone to hear said, "Mom, I don't need a tutu. I need a fourfour."

Open Cloze

So when I was six years old, my sister used to teach ballet to a bunch of little girls in our ______. I was about a foot taller and a foot wider than most of the group. When it came to doing our first ___________, I was so excited about wearing a pretty pink tutu. I was going to sparkle. As the other girls slipped ______ into their _____ and _____ creations, not one of the tutus was big enough to fit me. I was __________ not to be excluded from the performance, so I turned to my mother and loud enough for everyone to hear said, "Mom, I don't need a tutu. I need a fourfour."

Solution

  1. tulle
  2. performance
  3. lycra
  4. garage
  5. easily
  6. determined

Original Text

So when I was six years old, my sister used to teach ballet to a bunch of little girls in our garage. I was about a foot taller and a foot wider than most of the group. When it came to doing our first performance, I was so excited about wearing a pretty pink tutu. I was going to sparkle. As the other girls slipped easily into their Lycra and tulle creations, not one of the tutus was big enough to fit me. I was determined not to be excluded from the performance, so I turned to my mother and loud enough for everyone to hear said, "Mom, I don't need a tutu. I need a fourfour."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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fat bodies 3
fat people 2
unapologetic fat 2
reclaiming spaces 2
dance stages 2

Important Words

  1. ballet
  2. big
  3. bunch
  4. creations
  5. determined
  6. easily
  7. excited
  8. excluded
  9. fit
  10. foot
  11. fourfour
  12. garage
  13. girls
  14. group
  15. hear
  16. loud
  17. lycra
  18. mother
  19. performance
  20. pink
  21. pretty
  22. sister
  23. slipped
  24. sparkle
  25. taller
  26. teach
  27. tulle
  28. turned
  29. tutu
  30. tutus
  31. wearing
  32. wider
  33. years