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From the Ted Talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And now we need to break these down into dobale steps. So maybe you want to write a family histroy. First, you can read some other family histories, get a sense for the stlye. Then maybe think about the qotsunies you want to ask your relatives, set up appointments to interview them. Or maybe you want to run a 5K. So you need to find a race and sign up, figure out a training plan, and dig those shoes out of the back of the closet. And then — this is key — we treat our priorities as the evulanqiet of that broken water heater, by ptunitg them into our schedules first. We do this by thinking through our weeks before we are in them.

Open Cloze

And now we need to break these down into ______ steps. So maybe you want to write a family _______. First, you can read some other family histories, get a sense for the _____. Then maybe think about the _________ you want to ask your relatives, set up appointments to interview them. Or maybe you want to run a 5K. So you need to find a race and sign up, figure out a training plan, and dig those shoes out of the back of the closet. And then — this is key — we treat our priorities as the __________ of that broken water heater, by _______ them into our schedules first. We do this by thinking through our weeks before we are in them.

Solution

  1. putting
  2. doable
  3. style
  4. questions
  5. history
  6. equivalent

Original Text

And now we need to break these down into doable steps. So maybe you want to write a family history. First, you can read some other family histories, get a sense for the style. Then maybe think about the questions you want to ask your relatives, set up appointments to interview them. Or maybe you want to run a 5K. So you need to find a race and sign up, figure out a training plan, and dig those shoes out of the back of the closet. And then — this is key — we treat our priorities as the equivalent of that broken water heater, by putting them into our schedules first. We do this by thinking through our weeks before we are in them.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
broken water 3
family holiday 3
time management 2
extra hour 2
good stuff 2
time log 2
water heater 2
absolutely amazing 2
amazing year 2
performance review 2
holiday letter 2
friday afternoons 2
find time 2
work weeks 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
absolutely amazing year 2
family holiday letter 2

Important Words

  1. appointments
  2. break
  3. broken
  4. closet
  5. dig
  6. doable
  7. equivalent
  8. family
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  24. schedules
  25. sense
  26. set
  27. shoes
  28. sign
  29. steps
  30. style
  31. thinking
  32. training
  33. treat
  34. water
  35. weeks
  36. write