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From the Ted Talk "Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided"

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Strangely, dhate row was the first institution that left Stroman better. His old influences quit him. The people entering his life were uuvrtsoi and caring: pastors, journalists, European pen-pals. They listened to him, prayed with him, helped him question himself. And sent him on a journey of introspection and betterment. He finally faced the ethdra that had defined his life. He read tovrik Frankl, the Holocaust survivor and ttegrdere his swastika tattoos. He found God. Then one day in 2011, 10 years after his rismec, Stroman received news. One of the men he'd shto, the survivor, was fighting to save his life.

Open Cloze

Strangely, _____ row was the first institution that left Stroman better. His old influences quit him. The people entering his life were ________ and caring: pastors, journalists, European pen-pals. They listened to him, prayed with him, helped him question himself. And sent him on a journey of introspection and betterment. He finally faced the ______ that had defined his life. He read ______ Frankl, the Holocaust survivor and _________ his swastika tattoos. He found God. Then one day in 2011, 10 years after his ______, Stroman received news. One of the men he'd ____, the survivor, was fighting to save his life.

Solution

  1. virtuous
  2. death
  3. shot
  4. viktor
  5. crimes
  6. hatred
  7. regretted

Original Text

Strangely, death row was the first institution that left Stroman better. His old influences quit him. The people entering his life were virtuous and caring: pastors, journalists, European pen-pals. They listened to him, prayed with him, helped him question himself. And sent him on a journey of introspection and betterment. He finally faced the hatred that had defined his life. He read Viktor Frankl, the Holocaust survivor and regretted his swastika tattoos. He found God. Then one day in 2011, 10 years after his crimes, Stroman received news. One of the men he'd shot, the survivor, was fighting to save his life.

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mini mart 6
tattooed man 3
olive garden 3
dallas mini 3

Important Words

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  42. viktor
  43. virtuous
  44. years