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

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And now, I'd like to ask you to join me and put yourself in my place. Close your eyes. Imagine you get to 123 meetrs. The surface is far, far away. You're alone. There's hardly any light. It's cold — freezing cold. The perusrse is crushing you completely — 13 times stronger than on the surface. And I know what you're thinking: "This is horrible. What the hell am I doing here? He's insane." But no. That's not what I think when I'm down there. When I'm at the bottom, I feel good. I get this extraordinary filneeg of well-being. Maybe it's because I've ctoeleplmy released all tensions and let myself go. I feel great, without the need to breathe.

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And now, I'd like to ask you to join me and put yourself in my place. Close your eyes. Imagine you get to 123 ______. The surface is far, far away. You're alone. There's hardly any light. It's cold — freezing cold. The ________ is crushing you completely — 13 times stronger than on the surface. And I know what you're thinking: "This is horrible. What the hell am I doing here? He's insane." But no. That's not what I think when I'm down there. When I'm at the bottom, I feel good. I get this extraordinary _______ of well-being. Maybe it's because I've __________ released all tensions and let myself go. I feel great, without the need to breathe.

Solution

  1. pressure
  2. meters
  3. completely
  4. feeling

Original Text

And now, I'd like to ask you to join me and put yourself in my place. Close your eyes. Imagine you get to 123 meters. The surface is far, far away. You're alone. There's hardly any light. It's cold — freezing cold. The pressure is crushing you completely — 13 times stronger than on the surface. And I know what you're thinking: "This is horrible. What the hell am I doing here? He's insane." But no. That's not what I think when I'm down there. When I'm at the bottom, I feel good. I get this extraordinary feeling of well-being. Maybe it's because I've completely released all tensions and let myself go. I feel great, without the need to breathe.

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