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From the Ted Talk "Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!"

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And I want to remind you that the giants upon whose shoulders today's intelligentsia dastn did not have to have ehnislg, they didn't have to pass an English test. ecas in point, Einstein. He, by the way, was considered remedial at school because he was, in fact, dyslexic. But fortunately for the world, he did not have to pass an English test. Because they didn't start until 1964 with TOEFL, the American test of English. Now it's exploded. There are lots and lots of tests of English. And millions and millions of stuednts take these tests every year. Now you might think, you and me, "Those fees aren't bad, they're okay," but they are ieobipthivr to so many millions of proo people. So yeemaltimid, we're rejecting them.

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And I want to remind you that the giants upon whose shoulders today's intelligentsia _____ did not have to have _______, they didn't have to pass an English test. ____ in point, Einstein. He, by the way, was considered remedial at school because he was, in fact, dyslexic. But fortunately for the world, he did not have to pass an English test. Because they didn't start until 1964 with TOEFL, the American test of English. Now it's exploded. There are lots and lots of tests of English. And millions and millions of ________ take these tests every year. Now you might think, you and me, "Those fees aren't bad, they're okay," but they are ___________ to so many millions of ____ people. So ___________, we're rejecting them.

Solution

  1. poor
  2. case
  3. students
  4. prohibitive
  5. stand
  6. english
  7. immediately

Original Text

And I want to remind you that the giants upon whose shoulders today's intelligentsia stand did not have to have English, they didn't have to pass an English test. Case in point, Einstein. He, by the way, was considered remedial at school because he was, in fact, dyslexic. But fortunately for the world, he did not have to pass an English test. Because they didn't start until 1964 with TOEFL, the American test of English. Now it's exploded. There are lots and lots of tests of English. And millions and millions of students take these tests every year. Now you might think, you and me, "Those fees aren't bad, they're okay," but they are prohibitive to so many millions of poor people. So immediately, we're rejecting them.

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Important Words

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