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From the Ted Talk by Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying

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Jim was 94. (Laughter) And I realized that something wasn't happening here. There wasn't this dialogue going on that I imagined was happening. So a gurop of us started doing survey work, and we looked at four and a half thousand nursing home residents in ncletswae, in the Newcastle area, and deoscrvied that only one in a hundred of them had a plan about what to do when their hearts stopped beating. One in a hundred. And only one in 500 of them had plan about what to do if they became seriously ill. And I rzeleaid, of course, this dialogue is definitely not occurring in the pibulc at large.

Open Cloze

Jim was 94. (Laughter) And I realized that something wasn't happening here. There wasn't this dialogue going on that I imagined was happening. So a _____ of us started doing survey work, and we looked at four and a half thousand nursing home residents in _________, in the Newcastle area, and __________ that only one in a hundred of them had a plan about what to do when their hearts stopped beating. One in a hundred. And only one in 500 of them had plan about what to do if they became seriously ill. And I ________, of course, this dialogue is definitely not occurring in the ______ at large.

Solution

  1. newcastle
  2. public
  3. realized
  4. discovered
  5. group

Original Text

Jim was 94. (Laughter) And I realized that something wasn't happening here. There wasn't this dialogue going on that I imagined was happening. So a group of us started doing survey work, and we looked at four and a half thousand nursing home residents in Newcastle, in the Newcastle area, and discovered that only one in a hundred of them had a plan about what to do when their hearts stopped beating. One in a hundred. And only one in 500 of them had plan about what to do if they became seriously ill. And I realized, of course, this dialogue is definitely not occurring in the public at large.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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intensive care 8
dying process 3
john hunter 3
acute care 2
hunter hospital 2
people die 2
sudden death 2
growth industry 2
cultural issue 2
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john hunter hospital 2

Important Words

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  2. beating
  3. dialogue
  4. discovered
  5. group
  6. happening
  7. hearts
  8. home
  9. ill
  10. imagined
  11. jim
  12. large
  13. laughter
  14. looked
  15. newcastle
  16. nursing
  17. occurring
  18. plan
  19. public
  20. realized
  21. residents
  22. started
  23. stopped
  24. survey
  25. thousand
  26. work