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From the Ted Talk by Mandy Len Catron: Falling in love is the easy part

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But falling in love is not the same thing as syitang in love. Falling in love is the easy part. So at the end of my article, I wrote, "Love didn't happen to us. We're in love because we each made the choice to be." And I cringe a little when I read that now, not because it isn't true, but because at the time, I really hadn't cdeonerisd everything that was contained in that coihce. I didn't consider how many tmies we would each have to make that choice, and how many times I will cunntoie to have to make that choice without knowing whether or not he will always choose me. I want it to be enough to have asked and anweresd 36 questions, and to have chosen to love someone so generous and kind and fun and to have broadcast that choice in the biggest newspaper in America. But what I have done instead is turn my relationship into the kind of myth I don't quite believe in. And what I want, what perhaps I will sepnd my life wanting, is for that myth to be true.

Open Cloze

But falling in love is not the same thing as _______ in love. Falling in love is the easy part. So at the end of my article, I wrote, "Love didn't happen to us. We're in love because we each made the choice to be." And I cringe a little when I read that now, not because it isn't true, but because at the time, I really hadn't __________ everything that was contained in that ______. I didn't consider how many _____ we would each have to make that choice, and how many times I will ________ to have to make that choice without knowing whether or not he will always choose me. I want it to be enough to have asked and ________ 36 questions, and to have chosen to love someone so generous and kind and fun and to have broadcast that choice in the biggest newspaper in America. But what I have done instead is turn my relationship into the kind of myth I don't quite believe in. And what I want, what perhaps I will _____ my life wanting, is for that myth to be true.

Solution

  1. considered
  2. answered
  3. choice
  4. spend
  5. times
  6. staying
  7. continue

Original Text

But falling in love is not the same thing as staying in love. Falling in love is the easy part. So at the end of my article, I wrote, "Love didn't happen to us. We're in love because we each made the choice to be." And I cringe a little when I read that now, not because it isn't true, but because at the time, I really hadn't considered everything that was contained in that choice. I didn't consider how many times we would each have to make that choice, and how many times I will continue to have to make that choice without knowing whether or not he will always choose me. I want it to be enough to have asked and answered 36 questions, and to have chosen to love someone so generous and kind and fun and to have broadcast that choice in the biggest newspaper in America. But what I have done instead is turn my relationship into the kind of myth I don't quite believe in. And what I want, what perhaps I will spend my life wanting, is for that myth to be true.

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Important Words

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