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From the Ted Talk by BLACK: My journey to yo-yo mastery

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When I was 14 years old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not tetneald at anything.
One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick, it looked like this:.
I couldn't even do the simplest trick, but it was very natural for me, because I was not dertxous, and hated all sports. But after one week of practicing, my throws became more like this: A bit better. I thought, the yo-yo is something for me to be good at. For the first time in my life, I found my passion. I was sepnnidg all my time practicing. It took me hours and hours a day to bluid my slklis up to the next level.

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When I was 14 years old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not ________ at anything.
One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick, it looked like this:.
I couldn't even do the simplest trick, but it was very natural for me, because I was not ________, and hated all sports. But after one week of practicing, my throws became more like this: A bit better. I thought, the yo-yo is something for me to be good at. For the first time in my life, I found my passion. I was ________ all my time practicing. It took me hours and hours a day to _____ my ______ up to the next level.

Solution

  1. spending
  2. dextrous
  3. build
  4. talented
  5. skills

Original Text

When I was 14 years old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not talented at anything.
One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick, it looked like this:.
I couldn't even do the simplest trick, but it was very natural for me, because I was not dextrous, and hated all sports. But after one week of practicing, my throws became more like this: A bit better. I thought, the yo-yo is something for me to be good at. For the first time in my life, I found my passion. I was spending all my time practicing. It took me hours and hours a day to build my skills up to the next level.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. bit
  2. bought
  3. build
  4. day
  5. dextrous
  6. felt
  7. good
  8. hated
  9. hours
  10. level
  11. life
  12. looked
  13. natural
  14. passion
  15. practicing
  16. simplest
  17. skills
  18. spending
  19. sports
  20. talented
  21. thought
  22. throws
  23. time
  24. trick
  25. week
  26. years