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From the Ted Talk by Sam Hester: How visual storytelling creates better health care

Unscramble the Blue Letters

My mom’s name is Jocelyn, and we’re not aklie. She’s an optimist. I wrory about all the terrible things that are going to go wonrg. She’s impulsive. I’m cautious. We’re so different that it took me a long time to realize we had something important in common. We both respond to challenges by writing stories. It took me such a long time to notice that we had this in common because the soetirs we wrote were so different. She self-published a book of pemos and short stories about living with Parkinson’s disease over the last 20 years. I write comics like this one. And my comics are about stuff like life with my mom.

Open Cloze

My mom’s name is Jocelyn, and we’re not _____. She’s an optimist. I _____ about all the terrible things that are going to go _____. She’s impulsive. I’m cautious. We’re so different that it took me a long time to realize we had something important in common. We both respond to challenges by writing stories. It took me such a long time to notice that we had this in common because the _______ we wrote were so different. She self-published a book of _____ and short stories about living with Parkinson’s disease over the last 20 years. I write comics like this one. And my comics are about stuff like life with my mom.

Solution

  1. wrong
  2. poems
  3. alike
  4. worry
  5. stories

Original Text

My mom’s name is Jocelyn, and we’re not alike. She’s an optimist. I worry about all the terrible things that are going to go wrong. She’s impulsive. I’m cautious. We’re so different that it took me a long time to realize we had something important in common. We both respond to challenges by writing stories. It took me such a long time to notice that we had this in common because the stories we wrote were so different. She self-published a book of poems and short stories about living with Parkinson’s disease over the last 20 years. I write comics like this one. And my comics are about stuff like life with my mom.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
health care 8
long time 2
write comics 2
write stories 2
ghostly people 2
growing movement 2
graphic pathography 2
care story 2
hospital bed 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
health care story 2

Important Words

  1. alike
  2. book
  3. cautious
  4. challenges
  5. comics
  6. common
  7. disease
  8. important
  9. impulsive
  10. jocelyn
  11. life
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  22. stuff
  23. terrible
  24. time
  25. worry
  26. write
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  28. wrong
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  30. years