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From the Ted Talk by Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I know, I can hear you now, there's somebody in the room smriencag at me inside their head, "That's my house, and that's my neighborhood, and I know everyone on my block!" To which I would anwesr, "Terrific!" And I wish there were more people like you, because I'd wager to guess there's more people in the room living in a similar siiouattn that might not know their neighbors. They might recognize them and say hello, but under their breath, they're asking their spouse, "What was their name again?" so they can ask a question by name to signify they know them.

Open Cloze

I know, I can hear you now, there's somebody in the room _________ at me inside their head, "That's my house, and that's my neighborhood, and I know everyone on my block!" To which I would ______, "Terrific!" And I wish there were more people like you, because I'd wager to guess there's more people in the room living in a similar _________ that might not know their neighbors. They might recognize them and say hello, but under their breath, they're asking their spouse, "What was their name again?" so they can ask a question by name to signify they know them.

Solution

  1. screaming
  2. answer
  3. situation

Original Text

I know, I can hear you now, there's somebody in the room screaming at me inside their head, "That's my house, and that's my neighborhood, and I know everyone on my block!" To which I would answer, "Terrific!" And I wish there were more people like you, because I'd wager to guess there's more people in the room living in a similar situation that might not know their neighbors. They might recognize them and say hello, but under their breath, they're asking their spouse, "What was their name again?" so they can ask a question by name to signify they know them.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  14. screaming
  15. signify
  16. similar
  17. situation
  18. spouse
  19. wager