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"From the Ted Talk by Jude Kelly: Why women should tell the stories of humanity"

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So I took my two children when they were little — cnarlioe was eight and rboby was five — to see "E.T." And it's a fantastic story of this little alien who ends up in an American family with a mum, two bhrtoers and a siestr, but he wants to go home. Not only that, but some really bad scientists want to do some experiments on him, and they're looking for him. So the children have a plot. They decide they're going to take him back to his spaceship as soon as they can, and they plop him in a bicycle basket, and off they ride. But unfortunately, the baddies have found out, and they're catching up and they've got sirens and they've got their guns, they've got the loud-hailers, it's terribly frightening, and they're closing up on the children, and the children are never going to make it. And then all of a sedudn, miacllagy, the bikes fly up in the air, over the clouds, over the moon, and they're going to save "E.T."

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So I took my two children when they were little — ________ was eight and _____ was five — to see "E.T." And it's a fantastic story of this little alien who ends up in an American family with a mum, two ________ and a ______, but he wants to go home. Not only that, but some really bad scientists want to do some experiments on him, and they're looking for him. So the children have a plot. They decide they're going to take him back to his spaceship as soon as they can, and they plop him in a bicycle basket, and off they ride. But unfortunately, the baddies have found out, and they're catching up and they've got sirens and they've got their guns, they've got the loud-hailers, it's terribly frightening, and they're closing up on the children, and the children are never going to make it. And then all of a ______, _________, the bikes fly up in the air, over the clouds, over the moon, and they're going to save "E.T."

Solution

  1. caroline
  2. sister
  3. sudden
  4. brothers
  5. robby
  6. magically

Original Text

So I took my two children when they were little — Caroline was eight and Robby was five — to see "E.T." And it's a fantastic story of this little alien who ends up in an American family with a mum, two brothers and a sister, but he wants to go home. Not only that, but some really bad scientists want to do some experiments on him, and they're looking for him. So the children have a plot. They decide they're going to take him back to his spaceship as soon as they can, and they plop him in a bicycle basket, and off they ride. But unfortunately, the baddies have found out, and they're catching up and they've got sirens and they've got their guns, they've got the loud-hailers, it's terribly frightening, and they're closing up on the children, and the children are never going to make it. And then all of a sudden, magically, the bikes fly up in the air, over the clouds, over the moon, and they're going to save "E.T."

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Important Words

  1. air
  2. alien
  3. american
  4. bad
  5. baddies
  6. basket
  7. bicycle
  8. bikes
  9. brothers
  10. caroline
  11. catching
  12. children
  13. closing
  14. clouds
  15. decide
  16. ends
  17. experiments
  18. family
  19. fantastic
  20. fly
  21. frightening
  22. guns
  23. home
  24. magically
  25. moon
  26. mum
  27. plop
  28. plot
  29. ride
  30. robby
  31. save
  32. scientists
  33. sirens
  34. sister
  35. spaceship
  36. story
  37. sudden
  38. terribly