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"From the Ted Talk by Guillaume Néry: The exhilarating peace of freediving"

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Today, in the 21st century, we're under so much pressure. Our minds are overworked, we think at a million melis an hour, we're always stressed. Being able to free dive lets you, just for a moment, relax your mind. Holding your breath underwater means giving yourself the chnace to experience weightlessness. It means being underwater, floating, with your body completely relaxed, ltinetg go of all your tnesonis. This is our plight in the 21st century: our backs hurt, our necks hurt, everything hurts, because we're stressed and tnese all the time. But when you're in the weatr, you let yourself float, as if you were in space. You let yourself go completely. It's an extraordinary feeling. You can finllay get in touch with your body, mind and spirit. Everything feles better, all at once.

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Today, in the 21st century, we're under so much pressure. Our minds are overworked, we think at a million _____ an hour, we're always stressed. Being able to free dive lets you, just for a moment, relax your mind. Holding your breath underwater means giving yourself the ______ to experience weightlessness. It means being underwater, floating, with your body completely relaxed, _______ go of all your ________. This is our plight in the 21st century: our backs hurt, our necks hurt, everything hurts, because we're stressed and _____ all the time. But when you're in the _____, you let yourself float, as if you were in space. You let yourself go completely. It's an extraordinary feeling. You can _______ get in touch with your body, mind and spirit. Everything _____ better, all at once.

Solution

  1. letting
  2. miles
  3. tensions
  4. chance
  5. finally
  6. water
  7. feels
  8. tense

Original Text

Today, in the 21st century, we're under so much pressure. Our minds are overworked, we think at a million miles an hour, we're always stressed. Being able to free dive lets you, just for a moment, relax your mind. Holding your breath underwater means giving yourself the chance to experience weightlessness. It means being underwater, floating, with your body completely relaxed, letting go of all your tensions. This is our plight in the 21st century: our backs hurt, our necks hurt, everything hurts, because we're stressed and tense all the time. But when you're in the water, you let yourself float, as if you were in space. You let yourself go completely. It's an extraordinary feeling. You can finally get in touch with your body, mind and spirit. Everything feels better, all at once.

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