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From the Ted Talk by Mindy Scheier: How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So that night, I MacGyvered the hell out of his jeans. I remembered when I was pgernant and unwilling to stop wearing my own favorite pants, even though I was busting out of them, that rubber-band trick. You moms remember what I'm talking about? The rubber band through the buttonhole, around the button and back? Instant stretch. So I removed the zpeipr so he could pull it up and down on his own. I cut up the side seam of the bottom of his ptnas to aadctomcome for his leg bercas, applied vrcelo — hold your ears, everybody: peel and stick, mind you — so that it would close around it. When I showed Oliver my arts and crafts pjrceot, he auetbsloly beamed. He went into school with his head held so high. Those jeans transformed him. He was able to get dsesred on his own, he was able to go to the bathroom on his own; those jeans gave him confidence.

Open Cloze

So that night, I MacGyvered the hell out of his jeans. I remembered when I was ________ and unwilling to stop wearing my own favorite pants, even though I was busting out of them, that rubber-band trick. You moms remember what I'm talking about? The rubber band through the buttonhole, around the button and back? Instant stretch. So I removed the ______ so he could pull it up and down on his own. I cut up the side seam of the bottom of his _____ to ___________ for his leg ______, applied ______ — hold your ears, everybody: peel and stick, mind you — so that it would close around it. When I showed Oliver my arts and crafts _______, he __________ beamed. He went into school with his head held so high. Those jeans transformed him. He was able to get _______ on his own, he was able to go to the bathroom on his own; those jeans gave him confidence.

Solution

  1. pregnant
  2. velcro
  3. braces
  4. dressed
  5. zipper
  6. project
  7. accommodate
  8. pants
  9. absolutely

Original Text

So that night, I MacGyvered the hell out of his jeans. I remembered when I was pregnant and unwilling to stop wearing my own favorite pants, even though I was busting out of them, that rubber-band trick. You moms remember what I'm talking about? The rubber band through the buttonhole, around the button and back? Instant stretch. So I removed the zipper so he could pull it up and down on his own. I cut up the side seam of the bottom of his pants to accommodate for his leg braces, applied Velcro — hold your ears, everybody: peel and stick, mind you — so that it would close around it. When I showed Oliver my arts and crafts project, he absolutely beamed. He went into school with his head held so high. Those jeans transformed him. He was able to get dressed on his own, he was able to go to the bathroom on his own; those jeans gave him confidence.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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adaptive clothing 3
fashion industry 3

Important Words

  1. absolutely
  2. accommodate
  3. applied
  4. arts
  5. band
  6. bathroom
  7. beamed
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  11. button
  12. buttonhole
  13. close
  14. confidence
  15. crafts
  16. cut
  17. dressed
  18. ears
  19. favorite
  20. gave
  21. head
  22. held
  23. hell
  24. high
  25. hold
  26. instant
  27. jeans
  28. leg
  29. macgyvered
  30. mind
  31. moms
  32. night
  33. oliver
  34. pants
  35. peel
  36. pregnant
  37. project
  38. pull
  39. remember
  40. remembered
  41. removed
  42. rubber
  43. school
  44. seam
  45. showed
  46. side
  47. stick
  48. stop
  49. stretch
  50. talking
  51. transformed
  52. trick
  53. unwilling
  54. velcro
  55. wearing
  56. zipper