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From the Ted Talk by Yifat Susskind: In uncertain times, think like a mother

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When I was growing up, whether we were stuck in tfirfac or dealing with a family traedgy, my mother would say, "Something good is going to hepapn, we just don't know what it is yet." Now, I will admit that my brothers and I make fun of her for this, but people ask me all the time how I deal with the suffering that I see in my work in refugee camps and disaster zones, and I think of my mom and that seed of possibility that she planted in me. Because, when you believe that something good is cinmog and you're part of mnkaig it happen, you start to be able to see beyond the suffering to how things could be.

Open Cloze

When I was growing up, whether we were stuck in _______ or dealing with a family _______, my mother would say, "Something good is going to ______, we just don't know what it is yet." Now, I will admit that my brothers and I make fun of her for this, but people ask me all the time how I deal with the suffering that I see in my work in refugee camps and disaster zones, and I think of my mom and that seed of possibility that she planted in me. Because, when you believe that something good is ______ and you're part of ______ it happen, you start to be able to see beyond the suffering to how things could be.

Solution

  1. happen
  2. tragedy
  3. traffic
  4. coming
  5. making

Original Text

When I was growing up, whether we were stuck in traffic or dealing with a family tragedy, my mother would say, "Something good is going to happen, we just don't know what it is yet." Now, I will admit that my brothers and I make fun of her for this, but people ask me all the time how I deal with the suffering that I see in my work in refugee camps and disaster zones, and I think of my mom and that seed of possibility that she planted in me. Because, when you believe that something good is coming and you're part of making it happen, you start to be able to see beyond the suffering to how things could be.

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Important Words

  1. admit
  2. brothers
  3. camps
  4. coming
  5. deal
  6. dealing
  7. disaster
  8. family
  9. fun
  10. good
  11. growing
  12. happen
  13. making
  14. mom
  15. mother
  16. part
  17. people
  18. planted
  19. possibility
  20. refugee
  21. seed
  22. start
  23. stuck
  24. suffering
  25. time
  26. traffic
  27. tragedy
  28. work
  29. zones