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From the Ted Talk by Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age

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This is Grace Dammann. She has been in a wheelchair for six yraes after a terrible car accident. She says that there is nothing more seunsal than a hot shower, that every drop of wtear is a blessing to the seenss. She doesn't see herself as disabled. In her mind, she's still surfing in the ocean. Ethel Seiderman, a feisty, beloved activist in the plcae where I live in California. She wraes red patent shoes, and her mantra is that one sracf is nice but two is better. She has been a widow for nine years, but she's not looking for another mate. She says that there is only a limited number of ways you can screw — well, she says it in another way — and she has tried them all. (Laughter) I, on the other hand, I still have erotic fetsaians with Antonio Banderas — (Laughter) — and my poor husband has to put up with it.

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This is Grace Dammann. She has been in a wheelchair for six _____ after a terrible car accident. She says that there is nothing more _______ than a hot shower, that every drop of _____ is a blessing to the ______. She doesn't see herself as disabled. In her mind, she's still surfing in the ocean. Ethel Seiderman, a feisty, beloved activist in the _____ where I live in California. She _____ red patent shoes, and her mantra is that one _____ is nice but two is better. She has been a widow for nine years, but she's not looking for another mate. She says that there is only a limited number of ways you can screw — well, she says it in another way — and she has tried them all. (Laughter) I, on the other hand, I still have erotic _________ with Antonio Banderas — (Laughter) — and my poor husband has to put up with it.

Solution

  1. fantasies
  2. water
  3. years
  4. senses
  5. wears
  6. place
  7. scarf
  8. sensual

Original Text

This is Grace Dammann. She has been in a wheelchair for six years after a terrible car accident. She says that there is nothing more sensual than a hot shower, that every drop of water is a blessing to the senses. She doesn't see herself as disabled. In her mind, she's still surfing in the ocean. Ethel Seiderman, a feisty, beloved activist in the place where I live in California. She wears red patent shoes, and her mantra is that one scarf is nice but two is better. She has been a widow for nine years, but she's not looking for another mate. She says that there is only a limited number of ways you can screw — well, she says it in another way — and she has tried them all. (Laughter) I, on the other hand, I still have erotic fantasies with Antonio Banderas — (Laughter) — and my poor husband has to put up with it.

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