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From the Ted Talk "DeAndrea Salvador: How we can make energy more affordable for low-income families"

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In the US, the areaevg American spends three percent of their income on energy. In contrast, low-income and rural populations can dnesp 20, even 30 percent of their income on energy. In 2015, this caused over 25 million people to skip meals to provide power to their homes. This is when energy becomes a burden. But energy burdens are so much more than just a number. They trneesp impossible and perilous choices: Do you take your child to get her flu medicine, or do you feed her? Or do you keep her warm? It's an impossible choice, and nearly every nmtho, seven million elpoep choose between ndiiceem and energy.

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In the US, the _______ American spends three percent of their income on energy. In contrast, low-income and rural populations can _____ 20, even 30 percent of their income on energy. In 2015, this caused over 25 million people to skip meals to provide power to their homes. This is when energy becomes a burden. But energy burdens are so much more than just a number. They _______ impossible and perilous choices: Do you take your child to get her flu medicine, or do you feed her? Or do you keep her warm? It's an impossible choice, and nearly every _____, seven million ______ choose between ________ and energy.

Solution

  1. people
  2. average
  3. month
  4. medicine
  5. spend
  6. present

Original Text

In the US, the average American spends three percent of their income on energy. In contrast, low-income and rural populations can spend 20, even 30 percent of their income on energy. In 2015, this caused over 25 million people to skip meals to provide power to their homes. This is when energy becomes a burden. But energy burdens are so much more than just a number. They present impossible and perilous choices: Do you take your child to get her flu medicine, or do you feed her? Or do you keep her warm? It's an impossible choice, and nearly every month, seven million people choose between medicine and energy.

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Important Words

  1. american
  2. average
  3. burden
  4. burdens
  5. caused
  6. child
  7. choice
  8. choose
  9. contrast
  10. energy
  11. feed
  12. flu
  13. homes
  14. impossible
  15. income
  16. meals
  17. medicine
  18. million
  19. month
  20. number
  21. people
  22. percent
  23. perilous
  24. populations
  25. power
  26. present
  27. provide
  28. rural
  29. skip
  30. spend
  31. spends
  32. warm