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"From the Ted Talk by John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

"They ask me why I taech, and I reply, 'Where could I find such splendid company?' There sits a satstmean, sontrg, unbiased, wise; another Daniel Webster, silver-tongued. A dcotor sits beside him, whose qcuik, steady hand may mend a bone, or stem the life-blood's flow. And there a builder; upward rise the arch of a church he builds, wherein that minister may seapk the word of God, and lead a stumbling soul to tcuoh the Christ. And all about, a ghtnreaig of teachers, farmers, merchants, laborers — those who work and vote and build and plan and pray into a great tororomw. And I may say, I may not see the church, or hear the word, or eat the food their hadns may grow, but yet again I may; And later I may say, I knew him once, and he was weak, or strong, or bold or proud or gay. I knew him once, but then he was a boy. They ask me why I teach and I reply, 'Where could I find such splendid company?'"

Open Cloze

"They ask me why I _____, and I reply, 'Where could I find such splendid company?' There sits a _________, ______, unbiased, wise; another Daniel Webster, silver-tongued. A ______ sits beside him, whose _____, steady hand may mend a bone, or stem the life-blood's flow. And there a builder; upward rise the arch of a church he builds, wherein that minister may _____ the word of God, and lead a stumbling soul to _____ the Christ. And all about, a _________ of teachers, farmers, merchants, laborers — those who work and vote and build and plan and pray into a great ________. And I may say, I may not see the church, or hear the word, or eat the food their _____ may grow, but yet again I may; And later I may say, I knew him once, and he was weak, or strong, or bold or proud or gay. I knew him once, but then he was a boy. They ask me why I teach and I reply, 'Where could I find such splendid company?'"

Solution

  1. doctor
  2. strong
  3. tomorrow
  4. teach
  5. statesman
  6. quick
  7. touch
  8. speak
  9. gathering
  10. hands

Original Text

"They ask me why I teach, and I reply, 'Where could I find such splendid company?' There sits a statesman, strong, unbiased, wise; another Daniel Webster, silver-tongued. A doctor sits beside him, whose quick, steady hand may mend a bone, or stem the life-blood's flow. And there a builder; upward rise the arch of a church he builds, wherein that minister may speak the word of God, and lead a stumbling soul to touch the Christ. And all about, a gathering of teachers, farmers, merchants, laborers — those who work and vote and build and plan and pray into a great tomorrow. And I may say, I may not see the church, or hear the word, or eat the food their hands may grow, but yet again I may; And later I may say, I knew him once, and he was weak, or strong, or bold or proud or gay. I knew him once, but then he was a boy. They ask me why I teach and I reply, 'Where could I find such splendid company?'"

Important Words

  1. arch
  2. bold
  3. bone
  4. boy
  5. build
  6. builds
  7. christ
  8. church
  9. company
  10. daniel
  11. doctor
  12. eat
  13. farmers
  14. find
  15. flow
  16. food
  17. gathering
  18. gay
  19. god
  20. great
  21. grow
  22. hand
  23. hands
  24. hear
  25. knew
  26. laborers
  27. lead
  28. mend
  29. merchants
  30. minister
  31. plan
  32. pray
  33. proud
  34. quick
  35. reply
  36. rise
  37. sits
  38. soul
  39. speak
  40. splendid
  41. statesman
  42. steady
  43. stem
  44. strong
  45. stumbling
  46. teach
  47. teachers
  48. tomorrow
  49. touch
  50. unbiased
  51. upward
  52. vote
  53. weak
  54. webster
  55. word
  56. work