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From the Ted Talk by Brenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

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when they won the World sieres, it was amazing. I happened to be living in Springfield at the time, and the best part of it was, you would close the women's door in the brohtaom, and I rmeebmer seeing "Go Sox," and I thought, really? Or the houses, you'd come out, because every game, well, I think almost every game, went into overtime, right? So we'd be outside, and all the other lgtihs are on in the whole block. And kids — the annedttace was down in school, kids weren't going to school, but it's OK, it's the Red Sox, right? I mean, there's education, and then there's the Red Sox, and we know where they're seactkd. So this was an amazing experience, and again, yes, it was a game, but they didn't write npepaeswr articles, people didn't say, "You know, really, I can die now, because the Red Sox won." And many people did.

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when they won the World ______, it was amazing. I happened to be living in Springfield at the time, and the best part of it was, you would close the women's door in the ________, and I ________ seeing "Go Sox," and I thought, really? Or the houses, you'd come out, because every game, well, I think almost every game, went into overtime, right? So we'd be outside, and all the other ______ are on in the whole block. And kids — the __________ was down in school, kids weren't going to school, but it's OK, it's the Red Sox, right? I mean, there's education, and then there's the Red Sox, and we know where they're _______. So this was an amazing experience, and again, yes, it was a game, but they didn't write _________ articles, people didn't say, "You know, really, I can die now, because the Red Sox won." And many people did.

Solution

  1. attendance
  2. lights
  3. newspaper
  4. remember
  5. stacked
  6. bathroom
  7. series

Original Text

when they won the World Series, it was amazing. I happened to be living in Springfield at the time, and the best part of it was, you would close the women's door in the bathroom, and I remember seeing "Go Sox," and I thought, really? Or the houses, you'd come out, because every game, well, I think almost every game, went into overtime, right? So we'd be outside, and all the other lights are on in the whole block. And kids — the attendance was down in school, kids weren't going to school, but it's OK, it's the Red Sox, right? I mean, there's education, and then there's the Red Sox, and we know where they're stacked. So this was an amazing experience, and again, yes, it was a game, but they didn't write newspaper articles, people didn't say, "You know, really, I can die now, because the Red Sox won." And many people did.

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Important Words

  1. amazing
  2. articles
  3. attendance
  4. bathroom
  5. block
  6. close
  7. die
  8. door
  9. education
  10. experience
  11. game
  12. happened
  13. houses
  14. kids
  15. lights
  16. living
  17. newspaper
  18. overtime
  19. part
  20. people
  21. red
  22. remember
  23. school
  24. series
  25. sox
  26. springfield
  27. stacked
  28. thought
  29. time
  30. won
  31. world
  32. write