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"From the Ted Talk by Ananda Shankar Jayant: Fighting cancer with dance"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I also declared to the wrlod at large that I would ride it out, and I would not allow ccnaer to ride me. But to go from where I was to where I wanted to be, I needed something. I needed an anchor, an iagme, a peg to peg this process on, so that I could go from there. And I found that in my dance, my dance, my strength, my energy, my passion, my very life breath. But it wasn't easy. Believe me, it definitely wasn't easy. How do you keep ceehr when you go from bftieuaul to bald in three days? How do you not despair when, with the body ravaged by chemotherapy, climbing a mere flight of stairs was sheer torture, that to someone like me who could dcnae for three hours? How do you not get overwhelmed by the despair and the misrey of it all? All I wanted to do was curl up and weep. But I kept telling myself fear and tears are options I did not have.

Open Cloze

I also declared to the _____ at large that I would ride it out, and I would not allow ______ to ride me. But to go from where I was to where I wanted to be, I needed something. I needed an anchor, an _____, a peg to peg this process on, so that I could go from there. And I found that in my dance, my dance, my strength, my energy, my passion, my very life breath. But it wasn't easy. Believe me, it definitely wasn't easy. How do you keep _____ when you go from _________ to bald in three days? How do you not despair when, with the body ravaged by chemotherapy, climbing a mere flight of stairs was sheer torture, that to someone like me who could _____ for three hours? How do you not get overwhelmed by the despair and the ______ of it all? All I wanted to do was curl up and weep. But I kept telling myself fear and tears are options I did not have.

Solution

  1. beautiful
  2. cancer
  3. dance
  4. image
  5. cheer
  6. misery
  7. world

Original Text

I also declared to the world at large that I would ride it out, and I would not allow cancer to ride me. But to go from where I was to where I wanted to be, I needed something. I needed an anchor, an image, a peg to peg this process on, so that I could go from there. And I found that in my dance, my dance, my strength, my energy, my passion, my very life breath. But it wasn't easy. Believe me, it definitely wasn't easy. How do you keep cheer when you go from beautiful to bald in three days? How do you not despair when, with the body ravaged by chemotherapy, climbing a mere flight of stairs was sheer torture, that to someone like me who could dance for three hours? How do you not get overwhelmed by the despair and the misery of it all? All I wanted to do was curl up and weep. But I kept telling myself fear and tears are options I did not have.

Important Words

  1. anchor
  2. bald
  3. beautiful
  4. body
  5. breath
  6. cancer
  7. cheer
  8. chemotherapy
  9. climbing
  10. curl
  11. dance
  12. days
  13. declared
  14. despair
  15. easy
  16. energy
  17. fear
  18. flight
  19. hours
  20. image
  21. large
  22. life
  23. mere
  24. misery
  25. needed
  26. options
  27. overwhelmed
  28. passion
  29. peg
  30. process
  31. ravaged
  32. ride
  33. sheer
  34. stairs
  35. strength
  36. tears
  37. telling
  38. torture
  39. wanted
  40. weep
  41. world