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From the Ted Talk by Jon Gray: The next big thing is coming from the Bronx, again

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But when I treund 15, I started selling weed, I didn't finish high school, the New York Board of Education banned me from all of those, but I did gutardae to slnielg cocaine when I turned 18. I did well. That was until I got jammed up, caught a case, when I was 20. I was facing 10 years. I posted bail, signed up at the Fashion Institute, I applied the skills that I learned in the streets to start my own fashion brand. My lawyer peeekd my ambition, so he sugetesgd that the judge gnrat me a suspended sentence. For once in my life, a suspension was a good thing.

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But when I ______ 15, I started selling weed, I didn't finish high school, the New York Board of Education banned me from all of those, but I did ________ to _______ cocaine when I turned 18. I did well. That was until I got jammed up, caught a case, when I was 20. I was facing 10 years. I posted bail, signed up at the Fashion Institute, I applied the skills that I learned in the streets to start my own fashion brand. My lawyer ______ my ambition, so he _________ that the judge _____ me a suspended sentence. For once in my life, a suspension was a good thing.

Solution

  1. suggested
  2. turned
  3. grant
  4. peeked
  5. graduate
  6. selling

Original Text

But when I turned 15, I started selling weed, I didn't finish high school, the New York Board of Education banned me from all of those, but I did graduate to selling cocaine when I turned 18. I did well. That was until I got jammed up, caught a case, when I was 20. I was facing 10 years. I posted bail, signed up at the Fashion Institute, I applied the skills that I learned in the streets to start my own fashion brand. My lawyer peeked my ambition, so he suggested that the judge grant me a suspended sentence. For once in my life, a suspension was a good thing.

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