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From the Ted Talk "Su Kahumbu: How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

My company developed an agricultural tmolarfp called iCow. We teach farmers best livestock paersccti using SMS over simple, low-end phones. Farmers eireevc three SMSs a weke on best livestock practices, and those that execute the messages go on to see increases in productivity within as short a time as three months. The first eracssein in productivity, of course, are improved animal health. We use SMS because it is retentive. Farmers reost their messages, they write them down in books, and in effect, we're drip-feeding agricultural manuals into the fields.

Open Cloze

My company developed an agricultural ________ called iCow. We teach farmers best livestock _________ using SMS over simple, low-end phones. Farmers _______ three SMSs a ____ on best livestock practices, and those that execute the messages go on to see increases in productivity within as short a time as three months. The first _________ in productivity, of course, are improved animal health. We use SMS because it is retentive. Farmers _____ their messages, they write them down in books, and in effect, we're drip-feeding agricultural manuals into the fields.

Solution

  1. week
  2. receive
  3. platform
  4. increases
  5. practices
  6. store

Original Text

My company developed an agricultural platform called iCow. We teach farmers best livestock practices using SMS over simple, low-end phones. Farmers receive three SMSs a week on best livestock practices, and those that execute the messages go on to see increases in productivity within as short a time as three months. The first increases in productivity, of course, are improved animal health. We use SMS because it is retentive. Farmers store their messages, they write them down in books, and in effect, we're drip-feeding agricultural manuals into the fields.

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Important Words

  1. agricultural
  2. animal
  3. books
  4. called
  5. company
  6. developed
  7. effect
  8. execute
  9. farmers
  10. fields
  11. health
  12. icow
  13. improved
  14. increases
  15. livestock
  16. manuals
  17. messages
  18. months
  19. phones
  20. platform
  21. practices
  22. productivity
  23. receive
  24. retentive
  25. short
  26. simple
  27. sms
  28. smss
  29. store
  30. teach
  31. time
  32. week
  33. write