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From the Ted Talk by Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is a book written by a consummate player by the name of Kevin clorral. Kevin Carroll came from extremely dvperied circumstances: alcoholic mother, absent father, inner-city Philadelphia, bclak, had to take care of a younger bhtreor. Found that when he looked at a playground out of a window into which he had been confined, he felt something different. And so he followed up on it. And his life — the transformation of his life from dvotaeiprin and what one would expect — potentially prison or daeth — he become a linguist, a trainer for the 76ers and now is a motivational speaker. And he gives play as a transformative force over his entire life.

Open Cloze

This is a book written by a consummate player by the name of Kevin _______. Kevin Carroll came from extremely ________ circumstances: alcoholic mother, absent father, inner-city Philadelphia, _____, had to take care of a younger _______. Found that when he looked at a playground out of a window into which he had been confined, he felt something different. And so he followed up on it. And his life — the transformation of his life from ___________ and what one would expect — potentially prison or _____ — he become a linguist, a trainer for the 76ers and now is a motivational speaker. And he gives play as a transformative force over his entire life.

Solution

  1. carroll
  2. brother
  3. deprived
  4. deprivation
  5. black
  6. death

Original Text

This is a book written by a consummate player by the name of Kevin Carroll. Kevin Carroll came from extremely deprived circumstances: alcoholic mother, absent father, inner-city Philadelphia, black, had to take care of a younger brother. Found that when he looked at a playground out of a window into which he had been confined, he felt something different. And so he followed up on it. And his life — the transformation of his life from deprivation and what one would expect — potentially prison or death — he become a linguist, a trainer for the 76ers and now is a motivational speaker. And he gives play as a transformative force over his entire life.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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kevin carroll 2
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Important Words

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