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

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And when people called or emailed, which they did every day for weeks, they always asked the same qiusoetn first: are you guys still together? In fact, as I was preparing this talk, I did a quick search of my email inbox for the phrase "Are you still together?" and several messages ppoped up idmemlieaty. They were from students and journalists and fnelidry strangers like this one. I did radio interviews and they asked. I even gave a talk, and one woman soehtud up to the stage, "Hey Mandy, where's your boyfriend?" And I promptly tnuerd bright red.

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And when people called or emailed, which they did every day for weeks, they always asked the same ________ first: are you guys still together? In fact, as I was preparing this talk, I did a quick search of my email inbox for the phrase "Are you still together?" and several messages ______ up ___________. They were from students and journalists and ________ strangers like this one. I did radio interviews and they asked. I even gave a talk, and one woman _______ up to the stage, "Hey Mandy, where's your boyfriend?" And I promptly ______ bright red.

Solution

  1. popped
  2. immediately
  3. friendly
  4. question
  5. turned
  6. shouted

Original Text

And when people called or emailed, which they did every day for weeks, they always asked the same question first: are you guys still together? In fact, as I was preparing this talk, I did a quick search of my email inbox for the phrase "Are you still together?" and several messages popped up immediately. They were from students and journalists and friendly strangers like this one. I did radio interviews and they asked. I even gave a talk, and one woman shouted up to the stage, "Hey Mandy, where's your boyfriend?" And I promptly turned bright red.

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