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"From the Ted Talk by Jeff Skoll: My journey into movies that matter"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I didn't think that was necessarily the best way to make a living, so I decided to go on a path to become financially idepenenndt, so I could write these stories as quickly as I could. I then had a bit of a wake-up call when I was 14. And my dad came home one day and aunecnnod that he had cnacer, and it looked pretty bad. And what he said was, he wasn't so much afraid that he might die, but that he hadn't done the things that he wanted to with his life. And knock on wood, he's still avile today, many years later. But for a yonug man that made a real impression on me, that one never knows how much time one really has. So I set out in a hurry. I studied engineering. I started a couple of businesses that I thought would be the teikct to financial fodreem.

Open Cloze

I didn't think that was necessarily the best way to make a living, so I decided to go on a path to become financially ___________, so I could write these stories as quickly as I could. I then had a bit of a wake-up call when I was 14. And my dad came home one day and _________ that he had ______, and it looked pretty bad. And what he said was, he wasn't so much afraid that he might die, but that he hadn't done the things that he wanted to with his life. And knock on wood, he's still _____ today, many years later. But for a _____ man that made a real impression on me, that one never knows how much time one really has. So I set out in a hurry. I studied engineering. I started a couple of businesses that I thought would be the ______ to financial _______.

Solution

  1. announced
  2. young
  3. alive
  4. freedom
  5. cancer
  6. independent
  7. ticket

Original Text

I didn't think that was necessarily the best way to make a living, so I decided to go on a path to become financially independent, so I could write these stories as quickly as I could. I then had a bit of a wake-up call when I was 14. And my dad came home one day and announced that he had cancer, and it looked pretty bad. And what he said was, he wasn't so much afraid that he might die, but that he hadn't done the things that he wanted to with his life. And knock on wood, he's still alive today, many years later. But for a young man that made a real impression on me, that one never knows how much time one really has. So I set out in a hurry. I studied engineering. I started a couple of businesses that I thought would be the ticket to financial freedom.

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good people 7
global warming 4
media company 3
public interest 3
slide show 3

Important Words

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