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"From the Ted Talk by Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I started laughing because it got to the pinot where, was I a writer, or was I a hlmeoess woman? So I went in the bookstore. And I found Tim's book. And I stood there. And I reread my essay. And I creid. Because I was a writer. I was a wrteir. Shortly after that I moved back to tsseneene. I alternated between living in a van and couch surfing with frdiens. And I started writing again. By the summer of the following year I was a working journalist. I was winning awards. I was living in my own apartment. I was no longer homeless. And I was no longer invisible.

Open Cloze

I started laughing because it got to the _____ where, was I a writer, or was I a ________ woman? So I went in the bookstore. And I found Tim's book. And I stood there. And I reread my essay. And I _____. Because I was a writer. I was a ______. Shortly after that I moved back to _________. I alternated between living in a van and couch surfing with _______. And I started writing again. By the summer of the following year I was a working journalist. I was winning awards. I was living in my own apartment. I was no longer homeless. And I was no longer invisible.

Solution

  1. writer
  2. tennessee
  3. friends
  4. point
  5. homeless
  6. cried

Original Text

I started laughing because it got to the point where, was I a writer, or was I a homeless woman? So I went in the bookstore. And I found Tim's book. And I stood there. And I reread my essay. And I cried. Because I was a writer. I was a writer. Shortly after that I moved back to Tennessee. I alternated between living in a van and couch surfing with friends. And I started writing again. By the summer of the following year I was a working journalist. I was winning awards. I was living in my own apartment. I was no longer homeless. And I was no longer invisible.

Important Words

  1. alternated
  2. apartment
  3. awards
  4. book
  5. bookstore
  6. couch
  7. cried
  8. essay
  9. friends
  10. homeless
  11. invisible
  12. journalist
  13. laughing
  14. living
  15. longer
  16. moved
  17. point
  18. reread
  19. shortly
  20. started
  21. stood
  22. summer
  23. surfing
  24. tennessee
  25. van
  26. winning
  27. woman
  28. working
  29. writer
  30. writing
  31. year