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From the Ted Talk by Lidia Yuknavitch: The beauty of being a misfit

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now I am, as you can see, the woamn over 50. And I'm a writer. And I'm a mother. And I became a tecaehr. Guess who my favorite students are. Although it didn't happen the day that darem letter came through my mailbox, I did write a memoir, called "The Chronology of Water." In it are the stories of how many times I've had to reinvent a self from the ruins of my choices, the stories of how my seeming failures were really just weird-ass portals to something batiuuefl. All I had to do was give voice to the story.

Open Cloze

Now I am, as you can see, the _____ over 50. And I'm a writer. And I'm a mother. And I became a _______. Guess who my favorite students are. Although it didn't happen the day that _____ letter came through my mailbox, I did write a memoir, called "The Chronology of Water." In it are the stories of how many times I've had to reinvent a self from the ruins of my choices, the stories of how my seeming failures were really just weird-ass portals to something _________. All I had to do was give voice to the story.

Solution

  1. dream
  2. woman
  3. teacher
  4. beautiful

Original Text

Now I am, as you can see, the woman over 50. And I'm a writer. And I'm a mother. And I became a teacher. Guess who my favorite students are. Although it didn't happen the day that dream letter came through my mailbox, I did write a memoir, called "The Chronology of Water." In it are the stories of how many times I've had to reinvent a self from the ruins of my choices, the stories of how my seeming failures were really just weird-ass portals to something beautiful. All I had to do was give voice to the story.

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Important Words

  1. beautiful
  2. called
  3. choices
  4. chronology
  5. day
  6. dream
  7. failures
  8. favorite
  9. give
  10. guess
  11. happen
  12. letter
  13. mailbox
  14. memoir
  15. mother
  16. portals
  17. reinvent
  18. ruins
  19. stories
  20. story
  21. students
  22. teacher
  23. times
  24. voice
  25. water
  26. woman
  27. write
  28. writer