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From the Ted Talk by Colin Grant: How our stories cross over

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When the book came out, it had fair riweevs in the ninaoatl papers, but the paper of cihcoe in Luton is not The grauaidn, it's the Luton News, and the Luton News ran the headline about the book, "The Book That May Heal a 32-Year-Old Rift." And I understood that could also represent the rift between one generation and the next, between ppolee like me and my father's generation, but there's no tradition in Caribbean life of memoirs or bprieoagihs. It was a tradition that you didn't chat about your business in public. But I welcomed that title, and I thought actually, yes, there is a possibility that this will open up conversations that we'd never had before. This will close the generation gap, perhaps. This could be an instrument of repair. And I even began to feel that this book may be perceived by my father as an act of filail dvoieotn.

Open Cloze

When the book came out, it had fair _______ in the ________ papers, but the paper of ______ in Luton is not The ________, it's the Luton News, and the Luton News ran the headline about the book, "The Book That May Heal a 32-Year-Old Rift." And I understood that could also represent the rift between one generation and the next, between ______ like me and my father's generation, but there's no tradition in Caribbean life of memoirs or ___________. It was a tradition that you didn't chat about your business in public. But I welcomed that title, and I thought actually, yes, there is a possibility that this will open up conversations that we'd never had before. This will close the generation gap, perhaps. This could be an instrument of repair. And I even began to feel that this book may be perceived by my father as an act of ______ ________.

Solution

  1. biographies
  2. devotion
  3. people
  4. filial
  5. choice
  6. guardian
  7. reviews
  8. national

Original Text

When the book came out, it had fair reviews in the national papers, but the paper of choice in Luton is not The Guardian, it's the Luton News, and the Luton News ran the headline about the book, "The Book That May Heal a 32-Year-Old Rift." And I understood that could also represent the rift between one generation and the next, between people like me and my father's generation, but there's no tradition in Caribbean life of memoirs or biographies. It was a tradition that you didn't chat about your business in public. But I welcomed that title, and I thought actually, yes, there is a possibility that this will open up conversations that we'd never had before. This will close the generation gap, perhaps. This could be an instrument of repair. And I even began to feel that this book may be perceived by my father as an act of filial devotion.

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