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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

So now the question is, where does John start? If I were John, I'd ask to start fniylg the plane. For my 13th birthday, my grandpa, a former Navy pilot, gave me the gift of being able to fly a very small plane. Once we were safely airborne, the pliot turned over the controls, folded his hands, and he let me fly. It was totally terrifying. It was ertaihlxanig, but it was also on-the-job lneriang with a sefaty net. And because it was real, I really learned how to do it myself. Likewise, in the workplace, every meeting to be led, every decision to be made can be a practice flight for someone who could really use the learning ecrnepeixe and the ccnhae to figure out how to do it their own way. So instead of caving, John needs to knock on Jane's door, propose a creative strategy for having the mitneeg without the eight pre-meetings, show her he's thought through the trade-offs and ask for her support to do it differently.

## Open Cloze

So now the question is, where does John start? If I were John, I'd ask to start ______ the plane. For my 13th birthday, my grandpa, a former Navy pilot, gave me the gift of being able to fly a very small plane. Once we were safely airborne, the _____ turned over the controls, folded his hands, and he let me fly. It was totally terrifying. It was ____________, but it was also on-the-job ________ with a ______ net. And because it was real, I really learned how to do it myself. Likewise, in the workplace, every meeting to be led, every decision to be made can be a practice flight for someone who could really use the learning __________ and the ______ to figure out how to do it their own way. So instead of caving, John needs to knock on Jane's door, propose a creative strategy for having the _______ without the eight pre-meetings, show her he's thought through the trade-offs and ask for her support to do it differently.

## Solution

1. pilot
2. chance
3. exhilarating
4. flying
5. learning
6. meeting
7. experience
8. safety

## Original Text

So now the question is, where does John start? If I were John, I'd ask to start flying the plane. For my 13th birthday, my grandpa, a former Navy pilot, gave me the gift of being able to fly a very small plane. Once we were safely airborne, the pilot turned over the controls, folded his hands, and he let me fly. It was totally terrifying. It was exhilarating, but it was also on-the-job learning with a safety net. And because it was real, I really learned how to do it myself. Likewise, in the workplace, every meeting to be led, every decision to be made can be a practice flight for someone who could really use the learning experience and the chance to figure out how to do it their own way. So instead of caving, John needs to knock on Jane's door, propose a creative strategy for having the meeting without the eight pre-meetings, show her he's thought through the trade-offs and ask for her support to do it differently.

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## Important Words

1. airborne
2. birthday
3. caving
4. chance
5. controls
6. creative
7. decision
8. differently
9. door
10. exhilarating
11. experience
12. figure
13. flight
14. fly
15. flying
16. folded
17. gave
19. grandpa
20. hands
21. john
22. knock
23. learned
24. learning
25. led
26. meeting
27. navy
28. net
29. pilot
30. plane
31. practice
32. propose
33. question
34. real
35. safely
36. safety
37. show
38. small
39. start
40. strategy
41. support
42. terrifying
43. thought
44. totally
45. turned
46. workplace