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From the Ted Talk by Ingrid Betancourt: What six years in captivity taught me about fear and faith

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He started screaming like crazy. And the truth is, I felt — as I feel right now, because I'm reliving these emotions — I felt at that moment that something inside of me was bnekairg and that I was being infected with his fear. My mind went blank and couldn't think; it was pzaleayrd. When I finally reacted, I said to myself, "They're going to kill me, and I didn't say goodbye to my crliehdn." As they took me into the deepest depths of the jngule, the FARC soldiers announced that if the government didn't ntotiagee, they'd kill me. And I knew that the government wouldn't negotiate.

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He started screaming like crazy. And the truth is, I felt — as I feel right now, because I'm reliving these emotions — I felt at that moment that something inside of me was ________ and that I was being infected with his fear. My mind went blank and couldn't think; it was _________. When I finally reacted, I said to myself, "They're going to kill me, and I didn't say goodbye to my ________." As they took me into the deepest depths of the ______, the FARC soldiers announced that if the government didn't _________, they'd kill me. And I knew that the government wouldn't negotiate.

Solution

  1. jungle
  2. negotiate
  3. breaking
  4. paralyzed
  5. children

Original Text

He started screaming like crazy. And the truth is, I felt — as I feel right now, because I'm reliving these emotions — I felt at that moment that something inside of me was breaking and that I was being infected with his fear. My mind went blank and couldn't think; it was paralyzed. When I finally reacted, I said to myself, "They're going to kill me, and I didn't say goodbye to my children." As they took me into the deepest depths of the jungle, the FARC soldiers announced that if the government didn't negotiate, they'd kill me. And I knew that the government wouldn't negotiate.

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