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From the Ted Talk by Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I was exposed to him. I have a company that does design and animation, so obviously gatirffi is definitely an icaittnre part of what we admire and respect in the art world. And so we dcieedd that we were going to sponsor Tony, tmept, and his cause. So I went and met with his brother and father and said, "We're going to give you this money. What are you going to do with it?" And his brother said, "I just want to be able to talk to Tony again. I just want to be able to communicate with him and him to be able to cactunimmoe with me." And I said, "Wait a second, isn't that — I've seen Stephen Hawking — don't all palazeryd people have the ability to communicate via these devices?" And he said, "No, unless you're in the upper echelon and you've got really amazing insurance, you can't actually do that. These dcevies aren't accessible to people." And I said, "Well, how do you actually communicate?" Has everyone seen the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?" That's how they communicate — so run their finger along. I said, "That's archaic. How can that be?"

Open Cloze

I was exposed to him. I have a company that does design and animation, so obviously ________ is definitely an _________ part of what we admire and respect in the art world. And so we _______ that we were going to sponsor Tony, _____, and his cause. So I went and met with his brother and father and said, "We're going to give you this money. What are you going to do with it?" And his brother said, "I just want to be able to talk to Tony again. I just want to be able to communicate with him and him to be able to ___________ with me." And I said, "Wait a second, isn't that — I've seen Stephen Hawking — don't all _________ people have the ability to communicate via these devices?" And he said, "No, unless you're in the upper echelon and you've got really amazing insurance, you can't actually do that. These _______ aren't accessible to people." And I said, "Well, how do you actually communicate?" Has everyone seen the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?" That's how they communicate — so run their finger along. I said, "That's archaic. How can that be?"

Solution

  1. decided
  2. devices
  3. tempt
  4. graffiti
  5. intricate
  6. paralyzed
  7. communicate

Original Text

I was exposed to him. I have a company that does design and animation, so obviously graffiti is definitely an intricate part of what we admire and respect in the art world. And so we decided that we were going to sponsor Tony, TEMPT, and his cause. So I went and met with his brother and father and said, "We're going to give you this money. What are you going to do with it?" And his brother said, "I just want to be able to talk to Tony again. I just want to be able to communicate with him and him to be able to communicate with me." And I said, "Wait a second, isn't that — I've seen Stephen Hawking — don't all paralyzed people have the ability to communicate via these devices?" And he said, "No, unless you're in the upper echelon and you've got really amazing insurance, you can't actually do that. These devices aren't accessible to people." And I said, "Well, how do you actually communicate?" Has everyone seen the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?" That's how they communicate — so run their finger along. I said, "That's archaic. How can that be?"

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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