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From the Ted Talk by Gill Hicks: I survived a terrorist attack. Here's what I learned

Unscramble the Blue Letters

All I shared with them was my first name. They didn't know that I was a head of a department at the Design Council. And here is my beloved briefcase, also rcsueed from that minonrg. They didn't know that I published architecture and design journals, that I was a Fellow of the ryoal Society of Arts, that I wore balck — still do — that I smoked cigarillos. I don't smoke cigarillos anymore. I drank gin and I wechtad TED Talks, of course, never dreaming that one day I would be standing, baniclnag on prosthetic legs, giving a talk.

Open Cloze

All I shared with them was my first name. They didn't know that I was a head of a department at the Design Council. And here is my beloved briefcase, also _______ from that _______. They didn't know that I published architecture and design journals, that I was a Fellow of the _____ Society of Arts, that I wore _____ — still do — that I smoked cigarillos. I don't smoke cigarillos anymore. I drank gin and I _______ TED Talks, of course, never dreaming that one day I would be standing, _________ on prosthetic legs, giving a talk.

Solution

  1. black
  2. watched
  3. rescued
  4. royal
  5. morning
  6. balancing

Original Text

All I shared with them was my first name. They didn't know that I was a head of a department at the Design Council. And here is my beloved briefcase, also rescued from that morning. They didn't know that I published architecture and design journals, that I was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, that I wore black — still do — that I smoked cigarillos. I don't smoke cigarillos anymore. I drank gin and I watched TED Talks, of course, never dreaming that one day I would be standing, balancing on prosthetic legs, giving a talk.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  35. wore