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From the Ted Talk by Martin Pistorius: How my mind came back to life — and no one knew

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However, I longed to srahe my life with someone. I remember staring out the window as my dad drove me home from work, thinking I have so much love inside of me and nobody to give it to. Just as I had rnsegied myself to being single for the rest of my life, I met Joan. Not only is she the best thing that has ever happened to me, but Joan hlpeed me to ceahlngle my own mintosoicnpecs about myself. Joan said it was through my words that she fell in love with me. However, after all I had been through, I still couldn't shake the belief that nobody could truly see beyond my disability and accept me for who I am.

Open Cloze

However, I longed to _____ my life with someone. I remember staring out the window as my dad drove me home from work, thinking I have so much love inside of me and nobody to give it to. Just as I had ________ myself to being single for the rest of my life, I met Joan. Not only is she the best thing that has ever happened to me, but Joan ______ me to _________ my own ______________ about myself. Joan said it was through my words that she fell in love with me. However, after all I had been through, I still couldn't shake the belief that nobody could truly see beyond my disability and accept me for who I am.

Solution

  1. share
  2. resigned
  3. misconceptions
  4. challenge
  5. helped

Original Text

However, I longed to share my life with someone. I remember staring out the window as my dad drove me home from work, thinking I have so much love inside of me and nobody to give it to. Just as I had resigned myself to being single for the rest of my life, I met Joan. Not only is she the best thing that has ever happened to me, but Joan helped me to challenge my own misconceptions about myself. Joan said it was through my words that she fell in love with me. However, after all I had been through, I still couldn't shake the belief that nobody could truly see beyond my disability and accept me for who I am.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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true communication 2

Important Words

  1. accept
  2. belief
  3. challenge
  4. dad
  5. disability
  6. drove
  7. fell
  8. give
  9. happened
  10. helped
  11. home
  12. joan
  13. life
  14. longed
  15. love
  16. met
  17. misconceptions
  18. remember
  19. resigned
  20. rest
  21. shake
  22. share
  23. single
  24. staring
  25. thinking
  26. window
  27. words
  28. work