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From the Ted Talk "Chiki Sarkar: How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers"

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But I was also like all those people I saw around me: I, too, lived on my phone. I ordered my groceries online, and soon my app knew that I needed a monthly seod of diapers. I booked my emcnisa on my phone. I bdokoe planes on my phone. And when I did the long commute back home like most urban Indians, and was stuck in fcfrati, I passed the time on WhatsApp, video-chatting my twin. I was part of an extraordinary revolution that was happening in India. Indians are the second-largest users of emshpasrtno in the lodrw. And adat prices have been slashed so radically that half of urban India and even a part of rural India now have a smartphone with a data connection in their hands. And if you know anything about India, you'll know that "half" means, like, all of America or something. You know, it's large numbers.

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But I was also like all those people I saw around me: I, too, lived on my phone. I ordered my groceries online, and soon my app knew that I needed a monthly ____ of diapers. I booked my _______ on my phone. I ______ planes on my phone. And when I did the long commute back home like most urban Indians, and was stuck in _______, I passed the time on WhatsApp, video-chatting my twin. I was part of an extraordinary revolution that was happening in India. Indians are the second-largest _____ of ___________ in the _____. And ____ prices have been slashed so radically that half of urban India and even a part of rural India now have a smartphone with a data connection in their hands. And if you know anything about India, you'll know that "half" means, like, all of America or something. You know, it's large numbers.

Solution

  1. booked
  2. smartphones
  3. users
  4. dose
  5. traffic
  6. cinemas
  7. world
  8. data

Original Text

But I was also like all those people I saw around me: I, too, lived on my phone. I ordered my groceries online, and soon my app knew that I needed a monthly dose of diapers. I booked my cinemas on my phone. I booked planes on my phone. And when I did the long commute back home like most urban Indians, and was stuck in traffic, I passed the time on WhatsApp, video-chatting my twin. I was part of an extraordinary revolution that was happening in India. Indians are the second-largest users of smartphones in the world. And data prices have been slashed so radically that half of urban India and even a part of rural India now have a smartphone with a data connection in their hands. And if you know anything about India, you'll know that "half" means, like, all of America or something. You know, it's large numbers.

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Important Words

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