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From the Ted Talk by Jill Sobule + Julia Sweeney: The Jill and Julia Show

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I made a beeline for you and told you what a huge fan I was ever since I was wniritg that pilot for Fox, and Wendy and I wanted you to do the theme song. And then the pilot didn't go and I was so sad, but I kept remaining a fan of yours. And then when I went through that big, hrbirole breakup with Carl and I couldn't get off the cocuh, I listened to your song, ♫ "Now That I Don't Have You," ♫ over and over and over and over again. And I can't believe you're here and that I'm meeting you here at TED. And also, I can't believe that we're eating ssuhi in front of the fish tank, which, pnrolsaely, I think is really inappropriate. (Laughter) (Applause)

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I made a beeline for you and told you what a huge fan I was ever since I was _______ that pilot for Fox, and Wendy and I wanted you to do the theme song. And then the pilot didn't go and I was so sad, but I kept remaining a fan of yours. And then when I went through that big, ________ breakup with Carl and I couldn't get off the _____, I listened to your song, ♫ "Now That I Don't Have You," ♫ over and over and over and over again. And I can't believe you're here and that I'm meeting you here at TED. And also, I can't believe that we're eating _____ in front of the fish tank, which, __________, I think is really inappropriate. (Laughter) (Applause)

Solution

  1. writing
  2. horrible
  3. sushi
  4. couch
  5. personally

Original Text

I made a beeline for you and told you what a huge fan I was ever since I was writing that pilot for Fox, and Wendy and I wanted you to do the theme song. And then the pilot didn't go and I was so sad, but I kept remaining a fan of yours. And then when I went through that big, horrible breakup with Carl and I couldn't get off the couch, I listened to your song, ♫ "Now That I Don't Have You," ♫ over and over and over and over again. And I can't believe you're here and that I'm meeting you here at TED. And also, I can't believe that we're eating sushi in front of the fish tank, which, personally, I think is really inappropriate. (Laughter) (Applause)

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Important Words

  1. applause
  2. beeline
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  5. carl
  6. couch
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  17. meeting
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  22. song
  23. sushi
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  29. wendy
  30. writing