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"From the Ted Talk by Marc Bamuthi Joseph: What soccer can teach us about freedom"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I don't know, man, soccer is, like, the only thing on this planet that we can all agree to do together. You know? It's like the official sport of this sninnpig ball. I want to be able to connect the joy of the game to the ever-moving footballer, to connect that mvonig footballer to immigrants who also moved in sgiht of a better pistioon. Among these kids, I want to connect their families' histories to the bliss of a goal-scorer's run, family like that feeling after the ball beats the gaiole, the closest thing going to freedom.

Open Cloze

I don't know, man, soccer is, like, the only thing on this planet that we can all agree to do together. You know? It's like the official sport of this ________ ball. I want to be able to connect the joy of the game to the ever-moving footballer, to connect that ______ footballer to immigrants who also moved in _____ of a better ________. Among these kids, I want to connect their families' histories to the bliss of a goal-scorer's run, family like that feeling after the ball beats the ______, the closest thing going to freedom.

Solution

  1. goalie
  2. position
  3. sight
  4. moving
  5. spinning

Original Text

I don't know, man, soccer is, like, the only thing on this planet that we can all agree to do together. You know? It's like the official sport of this spinning ball. I want to be able to connect the joy of the game to the ever-moving footballer, to connect that moving footballer to immigrants who also moved in sight of a better position. Among these kids, I want to connect their families' histories to the bliss of a goal-scorer's run, family like that feeling after the ball beats the goalie, the closest thing going to freedom.

Important Words

  1. agree
  2. ball
  3. beats
  4. bliss
  5. closest
  6. connect
  7. family
  8. feeling
  9. footballer
  10. freedom
  11. game
  12. goalie
  13. histories
  14. immigrants
  15. joy
  16. kids
  17. man
  18. moved
  19. moving
  20. official
  21. planet
  22. position
  23. run
  24. sight
  25. soccer
  26. spinning
  27. sport