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From the Ted Talk by Gonzalo VilariƱo: How Argentina's blind soccer team became champions

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We started to tarin harder, and the results were great; they asked for more. I came to understand that they, too, wondered why they couldn't do high-performance. When we felt ready, we knocked at CENARD's door. CENARD is the National Center for High-Performance Sports here in Argentina. It was hard to get them to hear what we had to say. But it was considerably more dfuiclfit to get the other athletes training there to consider us their eaulqs. In fact, they would let us use the field only when no other teams were using it. And we were known as "the blnid ones." Not everyone knew exactly what we were doing there.

Open Cloze

We started to _____ harder, and the results were great; they asked for more. I came to understand that they, too, wondered why they couldn't do high-performance. When we felt ready, we knocked at CENARD's door. CENARD is the National Center for High-Performance Sports here in Argentina. It was hard to get them to hear what we had to say. But it was considerably more _________ to get the other athletes training there to consider us their ______. In fact, they would let us use the field only when no other teams were using it. And we were known as "the _____ ones." Not everyone knew exactly what we were doing there.

Solution

  1. blind
  2. equals
  3. difficult
  4. train

Original Text

We started to train harder, and the results were great; they asked for more. I came to understand that they, too, wondered why they couldn't do high-performance. When we felt ready, we knocked at CENARD's door. CENARD is the National Center for High-Performance Sports here in Argentina. It was hard to get them to hear what we had to say. But it was considerably more difficult to get the other athletes training there to consider us their equals. In fact, they would let us use the field only when no other teams were using it. And we were known as "the blind ones." Not everyone knew exactly what we were doing there.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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playing soccer 2
eye masks 2
national team 2
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Important Words

  1. argentina
  2. asked
  3. athletes
  4. blind
  5. cenard
  6. center
  7. considerably
  8. difficult
  9. door
  10. equals
  11. fact
  12. felt
  13. field
  14. hard
  15. harder
  16. hear
  17. knew
  18. knocked
  19. national
  20. ready
  21. results
  22. sports
  23. started
  24. teams
  25. train
  26. training
  27. understand
  28. wondered