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"From the Ted Talk by Matthew Williams: Special Olympics let me be myself -- a champion"

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Fifty years ago, few imagined individuals with intellectual disabilities could do anything like that. This year, 60,000 spectators filled the famous LA Memorial Coliseum to wacth the opening ceremonies of World Games and cheer athletes from 165 countries around the world. Far from being hidden away, we were ceeehrd and celebrated. Special Olympics teaches athletes to be confident and pruod of themselves. sapceil Olympics teaches the world that people with intellectual dlsiabeiiits deserve respect and inclusion.

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Fifty years ago, few imagined individuals with intellectual disabilities could do anything like that. This year, 60,000 spectators filled the famous LA Memorial Coliseum to _____ the opening ceremonies of World Games and cheer athletes from 165 countries around the world. Far from being hidden away, we were _______ and celebrated. Special Olympics teaches athletes to be confident and _____ of themselves. _______ Olympics teaches the world that people with intellectual ____________ deserve respect and inclusion.

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  1. cheered
  2. special
  3. disabilities
  4. proud
  5. watch

Original Text

Fifty years ago, few imagined individuals with intellectual disabilities could do anything like that. This year, 60,000 spectators filled the famous LA Memorial Coliseum to watch the opening ceremonies of World Games and cheer athletes from 165 countries around the world. Far from being hidden away, we were cheered and celebrated. Special Olympics teaches athletes to be confident and proud of themselves. Special Olympics teaches the world that people with intellectual disabilities deserve respect and inclusion.

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special olympics 22
intellectual disabilities 16
world games 4
intellectual disability 3
world summer 3
summer games 3
basketball team 3

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world summer games 3

Important Words

  1. athletes
  2. celebrated
  3. ceremonies
  4. cheer
  5. cheered
  6. coliseum
  7. confident
  8. countries
  9. deserve
  10. disabilities
  11. famous
  12. fifty
  13. filled
  14. games
  15. hidden
  16. imagined
  17. inclusion
  18. individuals
  19. intellectual
  20. la
  21. memorial
  22. olympics
  23. opening
  24. people
  25. proud
  26. respect
  27. special
  28. spectators
  29. teaches
  30. watch
  31. world
  32. year
  33. years