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From the Ted Talk by Joel Baraka: The board game getting kids excited about school

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However, as I was gownrig up and as I took on the routine of going to school in the morning and then coming back to my family in the evening, there seemed to be one thing and one thing only, that truly held my attention, and that was the idea of playing games. And I most loved playing the game of football. Now I will start off by aednsrsidg the bseggit elephant in the room. I know most of you love acraeimn football, but actually that's not the game I'm tainlkg about. I’m five foot three, and given my size, I truly can't play American football. So I’m actually talking about football, where we use our feet, and that’s soccer.

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However, as I was _______ up and as I took on the routine of going to school in the morning and then coming back to my family in the evening, there seemed to be one thing and one thing only, that truly held my attention, and that was the idea of playing games. And I most loved playing the game of football. Now I will start off by __________ the _______ elephant in the room. I know most of you love ________ football, but actually that's not the game I'm _______ about. I’m five foot three, and given my size, I truly can't play American football. So I’m actually talking about football, where we use our feet, and that’s soccer.

Solution

  1. biggest
  2. talking
  3. growing
  4. american
  5. addressing

Original Text

However, as I was growing up and as I took on the routine of going to school in the morning and then coming back to my family in the evening, there seemed to be one thing and one thing only, that truly held my attention, and that was the idea of playing games. And I most loved playing the game of football. Now I will start off by addressing the biggest elephant in the room. I know most of you love American football, but actually that's not the game I'm talking about. I’m five foot three, and given my size, I truly can't play American football. So I’m actually talking about football, where we use our feet, and that’s soccer.

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Important Words

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