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From the Ted Talk by Laura Trice: Remember to say thank you

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I took my bike into the bike store— I love this — same bike, and they'd do something caleld "truing" the wheels. The guy said, "You know, when you true the wheels, it's going to make the bike so much better." I get the same bike back, and they've taken all the little wpars out of those same wheels I've had for two and a half years, and my bike is like new. So, I'm going to challenge all of you. I want you to true your wheels: be honest about the praise that you need to hear. What do you need to hear? Go home to your wife — go ask her, what does she need? Go home to your husband — what does he need? Go home and ask those qnioesuts, and then help the pelpoe around you.

Open Cloze

And I took my bike into the bike store— I love this — same bike, and they'd do something ______ "truing" the wheels. The guy said, "You know, when you true the wheels, it's going to make the bike so much better." I get the same bike back, and they've taken all the little _____ out of those same wheels I've had for two and a half years, and my bike is like new. So, I'm going to challenge all of you. I want you to true your wheels: be honest about the praise that you need to hear. What do you need to hear? Go home to your wife — go ask her, what does she need? Go home to your husband — what does he need? Go home and ask those _________, and then help the ______ around you.

Solution

  1. warps
  2. people
  3. questions
  4. called

Original Text

And I took my bike into the bike store— I love this — same bike, and they'd do something called "truing" the wheels. The guy said, "You know, when you true the wheels, it's going to make the bike so much better." I get the same bike back, and they've taken all the little warps out of those same wheels I've had for two and a half years, and my bike is like new. So, I'm going to challenge all of you. I want you to true your wheels: be honest about the praise that you need to hear. What do you need to hear? Go home to your wife — go ask her, what does she need? Go home to your husband — what does he need? Go home and ask those questions, and then help the people around you.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. bike
  2. called
  3. challenge
  4. guy
  5. hear
  6. home
  7. honest
  8. husband
  9. love
  10. people
  11. praise
  12. questions
  13. true
  14. warps
  15. wheels
  16. wife
  17. years