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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

But I was aeksd to give a talk at a cecfnnoere in Sacramento a few years back. And the thmee was courage, and they asked me to talk about how courageous it is to be a graphic designer. And I remembered seeing this photograph of my father, who was a test pilot, and he told me that when you signed up to become a test pilot, they told you that there was a 40 to 50 peenrct chance of death on the job. That's pretty high for most occupations. (Laughter) But, you know, the government would make a plane; they'd say, go see if that one flies, would you? Some of them did; some of them didn't.

## Open Cloze

But I was _____ to give a talk at a __________ in Sacramento a few years back. And the _____ was courage, and they asked me to talk about how courageous it is to be a graphic designer. And I remembered seeing this photograph of my father, who was a test pilot, and he told me that when you signed up to become a test pilot, they told you that there was a 40 to 50 _______ chance of death on the job. That's pretty high for most occupations. (Laughter) But, you know, the government would make a plane; they'd say, go see if that one flies, would you? Some of them did; some of them didn't.

1. conference
2. percent
4. theme

## Original Text

But I was asked to give a talk at a conference in Sacramento a few years back. And the theme was courage, and they asked me to talk about how courageous it is to be a graphic designer. And I remembered seeing this photograph of my father, who was a test pilot, and he told me that when you signed up to become a test pilot, they told you that there was a 40 to 50 percent chance of death on the job. That's pretty high for most occupations. (Laughter) But, you know, the government would make a plane; they'd say, go see if that one flies, would you? Some of them did; some of them didn't.

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## Important Words

2. chance
3. conference
4. courage
5. courageous
6. death
7. designer
8. father
9. flies
10. give
11. government
12. graphic
13. high
14. job
15. laughter
16. occupations
17. percent
18. photograph
19. pilot
20. pretty
21. remembered
22. sacramento
23. signed
24. talk
25. test
26. theme
27. told
28. years