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From the Ted Talk by Scott A. Mellor: How Thor got his hammer

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The dwarves! – their legendary smiths could make anything. So Loki rushed to their realm, deep within the mountains of the etarh. Even before he arrived, the wily Loki was already smcnehig how he would get the dwarves to do his bidding. He decided that his best bet was to pit two fmleiias against each other. He first visited the mtfareusl sons of Ivaldi. He told them that their rivals, a pair of brothers neamd Brokk and Eitri, had ciameld that they were the best craftsmen in the wrlod and were determined to prove it in a competition. The rules were that each family had to create three gifts for the gods, including, for the Ivaldis, golden hair.

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The dwarves! – their legendary smiths could make anything. So Loki rushed to their realm, deep within the mountains of the _____. Even before he arrived, the wily Loki was already ________ how he would get the dwarves to do his bidding. He decided that his best bet was to pit two ________ against each other. He first visited the _________ sons of Ivaldi. He told them that their rivals, a pair of brothers _____ Brokk and Eitri, had _______ that they were the best craftsmen in the _____ and were determined to prove it in a competition. The rules were that each family had to create three gifts for the gods, including, for the Ivaldis, golden hair.

Solution

  1. masterful
  2. claimed
  3. world
  4. scheming
  5. earth
  6. families
  7. named

Original Text

The dwarves! – their legendary smiths could make anything. So Loki rushed to their realm, deep within the mountains of the earth. Even before he arrived, the wily Loki was already scheming how he would get the dwarves to do his bidding. He decided that his best bet was to pit two families against each other. He first visited the masterful sons of Ivaldi. He told them that their rivals, a pair of brothers named Brokk and Eitri, had claimed that they were the best craftsmen in the world and were determined to prove it in a competition. The rules were that each family had to create three gifts for the gods, including, for the Ivaldis, golden hair.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. arrived
  2. bet
  3. bidding
  4. brokk
  5. brothers
  6. claimed
  7. competition
  8. craftsmen
  9. create
  10. decided
  11. deep
  12. determined
  13. dwarves
  14. earth
  15. eitri
  16. families
  17. family
  18. gifts
  19. gods
  20. golden
  21. hair
  22. including
  23. ivaldi
  24. ivaldis
  25. legendary
  26. loki
  27. masterful
  28. mountains
  29. named
  30. pair
  31. pit
  32. prove
  33. realm
  34. rivals
  35. rules
  36. rushed
  37. scheming
  38. smiths
  39. sons
  40. told
  41. visited
  42. wily
  43. world