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From the Ted Talk by Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix: What comes after tragedy? Forgiveness

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But on this particular evening, after years of being with me and struggling mightily to try to be suueccfssl and to live up to my expectations of being a successful person, on this one particular day, Tony ran away from home that evnnieg, he went to be with people he thought were his friends, he was given dgrus and alcohol and he took them because he thought they would make him feel crreefae. But all it did was to make his anxiety go higher and to create a more ... more deadly thnniikg on his part. He was invited to a robbery, he was given a 9mm handgun. And at the presence of an 18-year-old who commanded him and two 14-year-old boys he thought were his ferdnis, he shot and killed Tariq Khamisa, this man's son.

Open Cloze

But on this particular evening, after years of being with me and struggling mightily to try to be __________ and to live up to my expectations of being a successful person, on this one particular day, Tony ran away from home that _______, he went to be with people he thought were his friends, he was given _____ and alcohol and he took them because he thought they would make him feel ________. But all it did was to make his anxiety go higher and to create a more ... more deadly ________ on his part. He was invited to a robbery, he was given a 9mm handgun. And at the presence of an 18-year-old who commanded him and two 14-year-old boys he thought were his _______, he shot and killed Tariq Khamisa, this man's son.

Solution

  1. drugs
  2. thinking
  3. evening
  4. friends
  5. successful
  6. carefree

Original Text

But on this particular evening, after years of being with me and struggling mightily to try to be successful and to live up to my expectations of being a successful person, on this one particular day, Tony ran away from home that evening, he went to be with people he thought were his friends, he was given drugs and alcohol and he took them because he thought they would make him feel carefree. But all it did was to make his anxiety go higher and to create a more ... more deadly thinking on his part. He was invited to a robbery, he was given a 9mm handgun. And at the presence of an 18-year-old who commanded him and two 14-year-old boys he thought were his friends, he shot and killed Tariq Khamisa, this man's son.

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Important Words

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