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"From the Ted Talk by Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids"

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Now, what's even worse than rirecistotn, is that adults often underestimate kids' abilities. We love challenges, but when expectations are low, trust me, we will sink to them. My own parents had anything but low exonepactits for me and my sister. Okay, so they didn't tell us to become dortcos or lawyers or anything like that, but my dad did read to us about Aristotle and pioneer germ-fighters, when lots of other kids were hearing "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round." Well, we heard that one too, but "Pioneer Germ Fighters" tlotaly rules.

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Now, what's even worse than ___________, is that adults often underestimate kids' abilities. We love challenges, but when expectations are low, trust me, we will sink to them. My own parents had anything but low ____________ for me and my sister. Okay, so they didn't tell us to become _______ or lawyers or anything like that, but my dad did read to us about Aristotle and pioneer germ-fighters, when lots of other kids were hearing "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round." Well, we heard that one too, but "Pioneer Germ Fighters" _______ rules.

Solution

  1. restriction
  2. totally
  3. expectations
  4. doctors

Original Text

Now, what's even worse than restriction, is that adults often underestimate kids' abilities. We love challenges, but when expectations are low, trust me, we will sink to them. My own parents had anything but low expectations for me and my sister. Okay, so they didn't tell us to become doctors or lawyers or anything like that, but my dad did read to us about Aristotle and pioneer germ-fighters, when lots of other kids were hearing "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round." Well, we heard that one too, but "Pioneer Germ Fighters" totally rules.

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Important Words

  1. abilities
  2. adults
  3. aristotle
  4. bus
  5. challenges
  6. dad
  7. doctors
  8. expectations
  9. germ
  10. heard
  11. hearing
  12. kids
  13. lawyers
  14. lots
  15. love
  16. parents
  17. pioneer
  18. read
  19. restriction
  20. rules
  21. sink
  22. sister
  23. totally
  24. trust
  25. underestimate
  26. wheels
  27. worse