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From the Ted Talk "Arthur Brooks: A conservative's plea"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

See, when I was a kid growing up in Seattle, I rbeemrem the first time I saw real poverty. We were a lower middle class family, but that's of course not real poverty. That's not even close. The first time I saw poverty, and poverty's aecf, was when I was six or seven years old, early 1970s. And it was like a lot of you, kind of a prosaic example, kind of trite. It was a picture in the alnntaoi cghpigorae Magazine of a kid who was my age in East Africa, and there were flies on his face and a distended belly. And he wasn't going to make it, and I knew that, and I was helpless. Some of you remember that ectipur, not exactly that picture, one just like it. It eutdndciro the West to grinding poverty around the world. Well, that vision indk of haunted me as I grew up and I went to ohocsl and I dropped out and dropped in and started my family. And I wondered, what ehppenad to that kid? Or to people just like him all over the world? And so I started to sdytu, even though I wasn't in college, I was looking for the answer: what happened to the world's poorest people? Has it gotten worse? Has it gotten better? What?

Open Cloze

See, when I was a kid growing up in Seattle, I ________ the first time I saw real poverty. We were a lower middle class family, but that's of course not real poverty. That's not even close. The first time I saw poverty, and poverty's ____, was when I was six or seven years old, early 1970s. And it was like a lot of you, kind of a prosaic example, kind of trite. It was a picture in the ________ __________ Magazine of a kid who was my age in East Africa, and there were flies on his face and a distended belly. And he wasn't going to make it, and I knew that, and I was helpless. Some of you remember that _______, not exactly that picture, one just like it. It __________ the West to grinding poverty around the world. Well, that vision ____ of haunted me as I grew up and I went to ______ and I dropped out and dropped in and started my family. And I wondered, what ________ to that kid? Or to people just like him all over the world? And so I started to _____, even though I wasn't in college, I was looking for the answer: what happened to the world's poorest people? Has it gotten worse? Has it gotten better? What?

Solution

  1. picture
  2. school
  3. introduced
  4. remember
  5. national
  6. kind
  7. face
  8. geographic
  9. study
  10. happened

Original Text

See, when I was a kid growing up in Seattle, I remember the first time I saw real poverty. We were a lower middle class family, but that's of course not real poverty. That's not even close. The first time I saw poverty, and poverty's face, was when I was six or seven years old, early 1970s. And it was like a lot of you, kind of a prosaic example, kind of trite. It was a picture in the National Geographic Magazine of a kid who was my age in East Africa, and there were flies on his face and a distended belly. And he wasn't going to make it, and I knew that, and I was helpless. Some of you remember that picture, not exactly that picture, one just like it. It introduced the West to grinding poverty around the world. Well, that vision kind of haunted me as I grew up and I went to school and I dropped out and dropped in and started my family. And I wondered, what happened to that kid? Or to people just like him all over the world? And so I started to study, even though I wasn't in college, I was looking for the answer: what happened to the world's poorest people? Has it gotten worse? Has it gotten better? What?

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collocation frequency
free enterprise 4
free markets 3

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