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From the Ted Talk by Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV

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So, a couple years ago, one of the mentor meorths came back, and she told me a story. She had been asked by one of the clients to go to the home of the client, because the client wnaetd to tell the mother and her brothers and srtises about her HIV status, and she was afraid to go by herself. And so the mentor mother went along with. And the patient wlaekd into the house and said to her mother and siblings, "I have something to tell you. I'm HIV-positive." And everybody was quiet. And then her oldest brother stood up and said, "I too have something to tell you. I'm HIV-positive. I've been aarfid to tell everybody." And then this older ssteir stood up and said, "I too am liivng with the virus, and I've been ashamed." And then her younger brother stood up and said, "I'm also positive. I thought you were going to throw me out of the family." And you see where this is going. The last sister stood up and said, "I'm also positive. I tghuhot you were going to hate me." And there they were, all of them together for the first time being able to share this experience for the first time and to support each other for the first time.

Open Cloze

So, a couple years ago, one of the mentor _______ came back, and she told me a story. She had been asked by one of the clients to go to the home of the client, because the client ______ to tell the mother and her brothers and _______ about her HIV status, and she was afraid to go by herself. And so the mentor mother went along with. And the patient ______ into the house and said to her mother and siblings, "I have something to tell you. I'm HIV-positive." And everybody was quiet. And then her oldest brother stood up and said, "I too have something to tell you. I'm HIV-positive. I've been ______ to tell everybody." And then this older ______ stood up and said, "I too am ______ with the virus, and I've been ashamed." And then her younger brother stood up and said, "I'm also positive. I thought you were going to throw me out of the family." And you see where this is going. The last sister stood up and said, "I'm also positive. I _______ you were going to hate me." And there they were, all of them together for the first time being able to share this experience for the first time and to support each other for the first time.

Solution

  1. walked
  2. thought
  3. sister
  4. mothers
  5. living
  6. afraid
  7. sisters
  8. wanted

Original Text

So, a couple years ago, one of the mentor mothers came back, and she told me a story. She had been asked by one of the clients to go to the home of the client, because the client wanted to tell the mother and her brothers and sisters about her HIV status, and she was afraid to go by herself. And so the mentor mother went along with. And the patient walked into the house and said to her mother and siblings, "I have something to tell you. I'm HIV-positive." And everybody was quiet. And then her oldest brother stood up and said, "I too have something to tell you. I'm HIV-positive. I've been afraid to tell everybody." And then this older sister stood up and said, "I too am living with the virus, and I've been ashamed." And then her younger brother stood up and said, "I'm also positive. I thought you were going to throw me out of the family." And you see where this is going. The last sister stood up and said, "I'm also positive. I thought you were going to hate me." And there they were, all of them together for the first time being able to share this experience for the first time and to support each other for the first time.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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Important Words

  1. afraid
  2. ashamed
  3. asked
  4. brother
  5. brothers
  6. client
  7. clients
  8. couple
  9. experience
  10. family
  11. hate
  12. hiv
  13. home
  14. house
  15. living
  16. mentor
  17. mother
  18. mothers
  19. older
  20. oldest
  21. patient
  22. positive
  23. quiet
  24. share
  25. siblings
  26. sister
  27. sisters
  28. status
  29. stood
  30. story
  31. support
  32. thought
  33. throw
  34. time
  35. told
  36. virus
  37. walked
  38. wanted
  39. years
  40. younger