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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

AS: I walked out of there wide-eyed with wonder. And that's what I think the magic ingredient is, the secret sauce, is can you invoke wonder. Wonder is honest, it's ctpelelmoy innocent. It can't be artificially evoked. For me, there's no greater ability than the gift of another human being giving you that feeling — to hold them still just for a brief moment in their day and have them surrender to wonder. When it's tapped, the affirmation of being alive, it reaches you almost to a cellular leevl. And when an artist does that to another artist, it's like you're cmloleped to pass it on. It's like a doamnrt command that slddueny is activated in you, like a call to Devil's teowr. Do unto others what's been done to you. The best stories infuse wonder.

Open Cloze

AS: I walked out of there wide-eyed with wonder. And that's what I think the magic ingredient is, the secret sauce, is can you invoke wonder. Wonder is honest, it's __________ innocent. It can't be artificially evoked. For me, there's no greater ability than the gift of another human being giving you that feeling — to hold them still just for a brief moment in their day and have them surrender to wonder. When it's tapped, the affirmation of being alive, it reaches you almost to a cellular _____. And when an artist does that to another artist, it's like you're _________ to pass it on. It's like a _______ command that ________ is activated in you, like a call to Devil's _____. Do unto others what's been done to you. The best stories infuse wonder.

Solution

  1. suddenly
  2. completely
  3. compelled
  4. dormant
  5. level
  6. tower

Original Text

AS: I walked out of there wide-eyed with wonder. And that's what I think the magic ingredient is, the secret sauce, is can you invoke wonder. Wonder is honest, it's completely innocent. It can't be artificially evoked. For me, there's no greater ability than the gift of another human being giving you that feeling — to hold them still just for a brief moment in their day and have them surrender to wonder. When it's tapped, the affirmation of being alive, it reaches you almost to a cellular level. And when an artist does that to another artist, it's like you're compelled to pass it on. It's like a dormant command that suddenly is activated in you, like a call to Devil's Tower. Do unto others what's been done to you. The best stories infuse wonder.

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stone wall 3

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Important Words

  1. ability
  2. activated
  3. affirmation
  4. alive
  5. artificially
  6. artist
  7. call
  8. cellular
  9. command
  10. compelled
  11. completely
  12. day
  13. dormant
  14. evoked
  15. feeling
  16. gift
  17. giving
  18. greater
  19. hold
  20. honest
  21. human
  22. infuse
  23. ingredient
  24. innocent
  25. invoke
  26. level
  27. magic
  28. moment
  29. pass
  30. reaches
  31. sauce
  32. secret
  33. stories
  34. suddenly
  35. surrender
  36. tapped
  37. tower
  38. walked