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From the Ted Talk "Anil Gupta: India's hidden hotbeds of invention"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, I was paid in dollars as a consultant, and I looked at my emonic tax return and tried to ask myself: "Is there a neli in my return, which shows how much of this income has gone to the people whose knowledge has made it possible? Was it because I'm brilliant that I'm getting this reward, or because of the orvuonitle? Is it that I write very well? Is it that I aatecltriu very well? Is it that I analyze the data very well? Is it because I'm a professor, and, therefore, I must be entitled to this reward from society?" I tried to convince myself that, "No, no, I have worked for the policy changes. You know, the public coylpi will become more responsive to the needs of the poor, and, therefore I think it's okay." But it appeared to me that all these years that I'd been working on exploitation — exploitation by landlords, by moneylenders, by tdesrra — gave me an gistihn that probably I was also an exploiter, because there was no line in my income tax return which showed this income accrued because of the brilliance of the opepel — those people who have shared their odelwnekg and good faith and trust with me — and nothing ever went back to them. So much so, that much of my work till that time was in the English language.

Open Cloze

Now, I was paid in dollars as a consultant, and I looked at my ______ tax return and tried to ask myself: "Is there a ____ in my return, which shows how much of this income has gone to the people whose knowledge has made it possible? Was it because I'm brilliant that I'm getting this reward, or because of the __________? Is it that I write very well? Is it that I __________ very well? Is it that I analyze the data very well? Is it because I'm a professor, and, therefore, I must be entitled to this reward from society?" I tried to convince myself that, "No, no, I have worked for the policy changes. You know, the public ______ will become more responsive to the needs of the poor, and, therefore I think it's okay." But it appeared to me that all these years that I'd been working on exploitation — exploitation by landlords, by moneylenders, by _______ — gave me an _______ that probably I was also an exploiter, because there was no line in my income tax return which showed this income accrued because of the brilliance of the ______ — those people who have shared their _________ and good faith and trust with me — and nothing ever went back to them. So much so, that much of my work till that time was in the English language.

Solution

  1. revolution
  2. knowledge
  3. people
  4. insight
  5. articulate
  6. traders
  7. income
  8. policy
  9. line

Original Text

Now, I was paid in dollars as a consultant, and I looked at my income tax return and tried to ask myself: "Is there a line in my return, which shows how much of this income has gone to the people whose knowledge has made it possible? Was it because I'm brilliant that I'm getting this reward, or because of the revolution? Is it that I write very well? Is it that I articulate very well? Is it that I analyze the data very well? Is it because I'm a professor, and, therefore, I must be entitled to this reward from society?" I tried to convince myself that, "No, no, I have worked for the policy changes. You know, the public policy will become more responsive to the needs of the poor, and, therefore I think it's okay." But it appeared to me that all these years that I'd been working on exploitation — exploitation by landlords, by moneylenders, by traders — gave me an insight that probably I was also an exploiter, because there was no line in my income tax return which showed this income accrued because of the brilliance of the people — those people who have shared their knowledge and good faith and trust with me — and nothing ever went back to them. So much so, that much of my work till that time was in the English language.

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Important Words

  1. accrued
  2. analyze
  3. appeared
  4. articulate
  5. brilliance
  6. brilliant
  7. consultant
  8. convince
  9. data
  10. dollars
  11. english
  12. entitled
  13. exploitation
  14. exploiter
  15. faith
  16. gave
  17. good
  18. income
  19. insight
  20. knowledge
  21. landlords
  22. language
  23. line
  24. looked
  25. moneylenders
  26. paid
  27. people
  28. policy
  29. poor
  30. professor
  31. public
  32. responsive
  33. return
  34. revolution
  35. reward
  36. shared
  37. showed
  38. shows
  39. society
  40. tax
  41. time
  42. traders
  43. trust
  44. work
  45. worked
  46. working
  47. write
  48. years