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"From the Ted Talk by Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death"

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And what an alive man Terence baryn Foley turned out to be. He was a Chinese scholar who later, in his 60s, got a Ph.D. in cenishe history. He sokpe six languages, he played 15 musical inrsmttnues, he was a licensed ploit, he had once been a San Francisco cable car ooatprer, he was an expert in swine nutrition, dairy cattle, Dixieland jazz, film noir, and we did travel the country, and the world, and we did have a lot of kids. We followed my job, and it seemed like there was nothing that we couldn't do.

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And what an alive man Terence _____ Foley turned out to be. He was a Chinese scholar who later, in his 60s, got a Ph.D. in _______ history. He _____ six languages, he played 15 musical ___________, he was a licensed _____, he had once been a San Francisco cable car ________, he was an expert in swine nutrition, dairy cattle, Dixieland jazz, film noir, and we did travel the country, and the world, and we did have a lot of kids. We followed my job, and it seemed like there was nothing that we couldn't do.

Solution

  1. spoke
  2. operator
  3. chinese
  4. bryan
  5. pilot
  6. instruments

Original Text

And what an alive man Terence Bryan Foley turned out to be. He was a Chinese scholar who later, in his 60s, got a Ph.D. in Chinese history. He spoke six languages, he played 15 musical instruments, he was a licensed pilot, he had once been a San Francisco cable car operator, he was an expert in swine nutrition, dairy cattle, Dixieland jazz, film noir, and we did travel the country, and the world, and we did have a lot of kids. We followed my job, and it seemed like there was nothing that we couldn't do.

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Important Words

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  14. history
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  16. jazz
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  34. terence
  35. travel
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  37. world