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From the Ted Talk by Allison Hunt: How to get (a new) hip

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So my hip had been hurting me for years. I fnially went to the doctor, which was free. And she rferered me to an orthopedic surgeon, also free. Finally got to see him after 10 months of waiting — almost a year. That is what free gets you. I met the surgeon, and he took some free X-rays, and I got a good look at them. And you know, even I could tell my hip was bad, and I actually work in marketing. So he said, "Allison, we've got to get you on the tblae. I'm going to replace your hip — it's about an 18-month wait." 18 more mhtnos. I'd already waeitd 10 months, and I had to wait 18 more months.

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So my hip had been hurting me for years. I _______ went to the doctor, which was free. And she ________ me to an orthopedic surgeon, also free. Finally got to see him after 10 months of waiting — almost a year. That is what free gets you. I met the surgeon, and he took some free X-rays, and I got a good look at them. And you know, even I could tell my hip was bad, and I actually work in marketing. So he said, "Allison, we've got to get you on the _____. I'm going to replace your hip — it's about an 18-month wait." 18 more ______. I'd already ______ 10 months, and I had to wait 18 more months.

Solution

  1. waited
  2. months
  3. referred
  4. finally
  5. table

Original Text

So my hip had been hurting me for years. I finally went to the doctor, which was free. And she referred me to an orthopedic surgeon, also free. Finally got to see him after 10 months of waiting — almost a year. That is what free gets you. I met the surgeon, and he took some free X-rays, and I got a good look at them. And you know, even I could tell my hip was bad, and I actually work in marketing. So he said, "Allison, we've got to get you on the table. I'm going to replace your hip — it's about an 18-month wait." 18 more months. I'd already waited 10 months, and I had to wait 18 more months.

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Important Words

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  3. finally
  4. free
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  6. hip
  7. hurting
  8. marketing
  9. met
  10. months
  11. orthopedic
  12. referred
  13. replace
  14. surgeon
  15. table
  16. wait
  17. waited
  18. waiting
  19. work
  20. year
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