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From the Ted Talk by Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish

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And I started to train. I hadn't swum for 31 years, not a stroke. And I had kept in good shape, but swimming's a whole different animal. As a matter of fact, this picture is supposed to be me during tnianrig. It's a slinimg face. And when you're training for this sport, you are not smiling. (Laughter) It's an arduous, difficult sport, and I don't remember smiling at any time during this sport. As I said, I repesct other sports, and I compare this sport sometimes to cycling and to mountain climbing and other of the eidoxetpin type events, but this is a sensory dtoearvpiin, a physical duress. And when I saettrd in with the eight hours and the 10 hours and the 12 hours and the 14 hours and the 15 hours and the 24-hour swims, I knew I had it, because I was making it through these.

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And I started to train. I hadn't swum for 31 years, not a stroke. And I had kept in good shape, but swimming's a whole different animal. As a matter of fact, this picture is supposed to be me during ________. It's a _______ face. And when you're training for this sport, you are not smiling. (Laughter) It's an arduous, difficult sport, and I don't remember smiling at any time during this sport. As I said, I _______ other sports, and I compare this sport sometimes to cycling and to mountain climbing and other of the __________ type events, but this is a sensory ___________, a physical duress. And when I _______ in with the eight hours and the 10 hours and the 12 hours and the 14 hours and the 15 hours and the 24-hour swims, I knew I had it, because I was making it through these.

Solution

  1. started
  2. deprivation
  3. training
  4. respect
  5. smiling
  6. expedition

Original Text

And I started to train. I hadn't swum for 31 years, not a stroke. And I had kept in good shape, but swimming's a whole different animal. As a matter of fact, this picture is supposed to be me during training. It's a smiling face. And when you're training for this sport, you are not smiling. (Laughter) It's an arduous, difficult sport, and I don't remember smiling at any time during this sport. As I said, I respect other sports, and I compare this sport sometimes to cycling and to mountain climbing and other of the expedition type events, but this is a sensory deprivation, a physical duress. And when I started in with the eight hours and the 10 hours and the 12 hours and the 14 hours and the 15 hours and the 24-hour swims, I knew I had it, because I was making it through these.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  6. deprivation
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  30. stroke
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