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From the Ted Talk by Sarah Donnelly: How work kept me going during my cancer treatment

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It was June 2014. I was 30 years old, and I received a call from my doctor's office to say my test results were in. So I wkaeld up to see her in my lunch beark, and my doctor said she was very sorry to tell me that I had breast cancer. I didn't want to believe her and at first, I didn't. You see, I'm a lawyer and I needed some evidence. So I'm very embarrassed to tell you all that I stood up and I walked around to where she was stiitng so that I could look over her souelhdr and verify what was written on the page in front of her.

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It was June 2014. I was 30 years old, and I received a call from my doctor's office to say my test results were in. So I ______ up to see her in my lunch _____, and my doctor said she was very sorry to tell me that I had breast cancer. I didn't want to believe her and at first, I didn't. You see, I'm a lawyer and I needed some evidence. So I'm very embarrassed to tell you all that I stood up and I walked around to where she was _______ so that I could look over her ________ and verify what was written on the page in front of her.

Solution

  1. walked
  2. break
  3. shoulder
  4. sitting

Original Text

It was June 2014. I was 30 years old, and I received a call from my doctor's office to say my test results were in. So I walked up to see her in my lunch break, and my doctor said she was very sorry to tell me that I had breast cancer. I didn't want to believe her and at first, I didn't. You see, I'm a lawyer and I needed some evidence. So I'm very embarrassed to tell you all that I stood up and I walked around to where she was sitting so that I could look over her shoulder and verify what was written on the page in front of her.

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