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From the Ted Talk "Barat Ali Batoor: My desperate journey with a human smuggler"

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We all knew about the risks, and how terrifying the eorjyun is, and I met many people who lost loved ones at sea. It was a desperate idscoien to take, to leave everything behind, and no one makes this decision ayisle. If I had been able to lyispm fly to Australia, it would have taken me less than 24 hours. But getting a visa was impossible. My journey was much longer, much more complicated, and certainly more dangerous, traveling to Thailand by air, and then by road and boat to Malaysia and into Indonesia, paying people and sgsmuergl all the way and spending a lot of time hiding and a lot of time in rfae of being caught.

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We all knew about the risks, and how terrifying the _______ is, and I met many people who lost loved ones at sea. It was a desperate ________ to take, to leave everything behind, and no one makes this decision ______. If I had been able to ______ fly to Australia, it would have taken me less than 24 hours. But getting a visa was impossible. My journey was much longer, much more complicated, and certainly more dangerous, traveling to Thailand by air, and then by road and boat to Malaysia and into Indonesia, paying people and _________ all the way and spending a lot of time hiding and a lot of time in ____ of being caught.

Solution

  1. easily
  2. decision
  3. smugglers
  4. journey
  5. simply
  6. fear

Original Text

We all knew about the risks, and how terrifying the journey is, and I met many people who lost loved ones at sea. It was a desperate decision to take, to leave everything behind, and no one makes this decision easily. If I had been able to simply fly to Australia, it would have taken me less than 24 hours. But getting a visa was impossible. My journey was much longer, much more complicated, and certainly more dangerous, traveling to Thailand by air, and then by road and boat to Malaysia and into Indonesia, paying people and smugglers all the way and spending a lot of time hiding and a lot of time in fear of being caught.

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Important Words

  1. air
  2. australia
  3. boat
  4. caught
  5. complicated
  6. dangerous
  7. decision
  8. desperate
  9. easily
  10. fear
  11. fly
  12. hiding
  13. hours
  14. impossible
  15. indonesia
  16. journey
  17. knew
  18. leave
  19. longer
  20. lost
  21. lot
  22. loved
  23. malaysia
  24. met
  25. paying
  26. people
  27. risks
  28. road
  29. sea
  30. simply
  31. smugglers
  32. spending
  33. terrifying
  34. thailand
  35. time
  36. traveling
  37. visa