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From the Ted Talk by Clint Smith: The danger of silence

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I will not let silence wrap itself around my ioieindscn. I will tell Christian that he is a lion, a satrcuany of bravery and brilliance. I will ask that hlemseos man what his name is and how his day was, because sometimes all people want to be is human. I will tell that woman that my sntdutes can talk about transcendentalism like their last name was Thoreau, and just because you watched one episode of "The Wire" doesn't mean you know anything about my kids. So this year, instead of giving something up, I will live every day as if there were a microphone tucked under my tgonue, a stage on the underside of my inhibition. Because who has to have a soapbox when all you've ever needed is your voice?

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I will not let silence wrap itself around my __________. I will tell Christian that he is a lion, a _________ of bravery and brilliance. I will ask that ________ man what his name is and how his day was, because sometimes all people want to be is human. I will tell that woman that my ________ can talk about transcendentalism like their last name was Thoreau, and just because you watched one episode of "The Wire" doesn't mean you know anything about my kids. So this year, instead of giving something up, I will live every day as if there were a microphone tucked under my ______, a stage on the underside of my inhibition. Because who has to have a soapbox when all you've ever needed is your voice?

Solution

  1. students
  2. tongue
  3. sanctuary
  4. indecision
  5. homeless

Original Text

I will not let silence wrap itself around my indecision. I will tell Christian that he is a lion, a sanctuary of bravery and brilliance. I will ask that homeless man what his name is and how his day was, because sometimes all people want to be is human. I will tell that woman that my students can talk about transcendentalism like their last name was Thoreau, and just because you watched one episode of "The Wire" doesn't mean you know anything about my kids. So this year, instead of giving something up, I will live every day as if there were a microphone tucked under my tongue, a stage on the underside of my inhibition. Because who has to have a soapbox when all you've ever needed is your voice?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. bravery
  2. brilliance
  3. christian
  4. day
  5. episode
  6. giving
  7. homeless
  8. human
  9. indecision
  10. inhibition
  11. kids
  12. lion
  13. live
  14. man
  15. microphone
  16. needed
  17. people
  18. sanctuary
  19. silence
  20. soapbox
  21. stage
  22. students
  23. talk
  24. thoreau
  25. tongue
  26. transcendentalism
  27. tucked
  28. underside
  29. voice
  30. watched
  31. woman
  32. wrap
  33. year