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From the Ted Talk by James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house

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nlesdees to say, that didn't resnotae for me. So after leaving him, I went back to peresnnol, and talking to the clerk, he said, "Jim, I think I have a solution for you. There's an aiamrn who is leaving and he has a trailer. If you noticed, in Mountain Home, there are trailer parks and trailers all over the place. You can buy his trailer, and you'd probably get a really good deal because he wants to get out of town as soon as possible. And that would take care of your problem, and that would provide the solution for you." So I imtildeemay jumped in my car, went downtown, saw the trailer — it was a small trailer, but under the circumstances, I figured that was the best thing that I could do. So I bought the trailer. And then I asked him, "Can I just leave the tleairr here, and that would take care of all my problems, I wouldn't have to find another trailer park?" He said, "Before I say yes to that, I need to check with management." So I get back to the base, he called me back and management said, "No, you can't leave the trailer here because we had promised that slot to some other people." And that was strange to me because there were several other slots that were open, but it just so happened that he had poresimd that slot to someone else.

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________ to say, that didn't ________ for me. So after leaving him, I went back to _________, and talking to the clerk, he said, "Jim, I think I have a solution for you. There's an ______ who is leaving and he has a trailer. If you noticed, in Mountain Home, there are trailer parks and trailers all over the place. You can buy his trailer, and you'd probably get a really good deal because he wants to get out of town as soon as possible. And that would take care of your problem, and that would provide the solution for you." So I ___________ jumped in my car, went downtown, saw the trailer — it was a small trailer, but under the circumstances, I figured that was the best thing that I could do. So I bought the trailer. And then I asked him, "Can I just leave the _______ here, and that would take care of all my problems, I wouldn't have to find another trailer park?" He said, "Before I say yes to that, I need to check with management." So I get back to the base, he called me back and management said, "No, you can't leave the trailer here because we had promised that slot to some other people." And that was strange to me because there were several other slots that were open, but it just so happened that he had ________ that slot to someone else.

Solution

  1. personnel
  2. airman
  3. needless
  4. immediately
  5. resonate
  6. trailer
  7. promised

Original Text

Needless to say, that didn't resonate for me. So after leaving him, I went back to personnel, and talking to the clerk, he said, "Jim, I think I have a solution for you. There's an airman who is leaving and he has a trailer. If you noticed, in Mountain Home, there are trailer parks and trailers all over the place. You can buy his trailer, and you'd probably get a really good deal because he wants to get out of town as soon as possible. And that would take care of your problem, and that would provide the solution for you." So I immediately jumped in my car, went downtown, saw the trailer — it was a small trailer, but under the circumstances, I figured that was the best thing that I could do. So I bought the trailer. And then I asked him, "Can I just leave the trailer here, and that would take care of all my problems, I wouldn't have to find another trailer park?" He said, "Before I say yes to that, I need to check with management." So I get back to the base, he called me back and management said, "No, you can't leave the trailer here because we had promised that slot to some other people." And that was strange to me because there were several other slots that were open, but it just so happened that he had promised that slot to someone else.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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trailer park 3
air force 2
trailer parks 2
small trailer 2

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small trailer park 2

Important Words

  1. airman
  2. asked
  3. base
  4. bought
  5. buy
  6. called
  7. car
  8. care
  9. check
  10. circumstances
  11. clerk
  12. deal
  13. downtown
  14. figured
  15. find
  16. good
  17. happened
  18. home
  19. immediately
  20. jumped
  21. leave
  22. leaving
  23. management
  24. mountain
  25. needless
  26. noticed
  27. open
  28. park
  29. parks
  30. people
  31. personnel
  32. place
  33. problem
  34. problems
  35. promised
  36. provide
  37. resonate
  38. slot
  39. slots
  40. small
  41. solution
  42. strange
  43. talking
  44. town
  45. trailer
  46. trailers