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From the Ted Talk by Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption

Unscramble the Blue Letters

PSW: So this past smuemr, I had all five of my granddaughters at my home, there in the foothills of the Rocky mniaounts. We went swimming in the cool waters of the river that flows through our little town. And one day, one of Jonathan's gilrs said to me, "GrandPaula, can we go tubing on the river?" And I said, "Well, you know, I'd really wait until your daddy gets here for that. That feels to me like that ought to be his call." And she said, "Oh, but GrandPaula, he'll exactly make the same decision you would. He's a lot like you, you know."

Open Cloze

PSW: So this past ______, I had all five of my granddaughters at my home, there in the foothills of the Rocky _________. We went swimming in the cool waters of the river that flows through our little town. And one day, one of Jonathan's _____ said to me, "GrandPaula, can we go tubing on the river?" And I said, "Well, you know, I'd really wait until your daddy gets here for that. That feels to me like that ought to be his call." And she said, "Oh, but GrandPaula, he'll exactly make the same decision you would. He's a lot like you, you know."

Solution

  1. mountains
  2. summer
  3. girls

Original Text

PSW: So this past summer, I had all five of my granddaughters at my home, there in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We went swimming in the cool waters of the river that flows through our little town. And one day, one of Jonathan's girls said to me, "GrandPaula, can we go tubing on the river?" And I said, "Well, you know, I'd really wait until your daddy gets here for that. That feels to me like that ought to be his call." And she said, "Oh, but GrandPaula, he'll exactly make the same decision you would. He's a lot like you, you know."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
narrow path 6
alpha male 3
season tickets 2

Important Words

  1. call
  2. cool
  3. daddy
  4. day
  5. decision
  6. feels
  7. flows
  8. foothills
  9. girls
  10. granddaughters
  11. grandpaula
  12. home
  13. lot
  14. mountains
  15. river
  16. rocky
  17. summer
  18. swimming
  19. town
  20. tubing
  21. wait
  22. waters