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From the Ted Talk "Amel Karboul: The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it"

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Open Cloze

Let me give you an example. Let's take Tunisia for example. We're not _______ _______, "You should ____ as fast as Finland." No disrespect, Finland. We're telling Tunisia, "Look at Vietnam." They _____ similar amounts for primary and secondary pupils as percentage of GDP per capita, but achieves _____ ______ results. Vietnam introduced a standardized assessment for ________ and numeracy, teachers in Vietnam are better monitored than in other developing countries, and students' achievements are made public. And it shows in the results. In the 2015 PISA — Program for _____________ Student Assessment — Vietnam outperformed many wealthy economies, including the United States.

Solution

  1. tunisia
  2. move
  3. telling
  4. international
  5. literacy
  6. spend
  7. today
  8. higher

Original Text

Let me give you an example. Let's take Tunisia for example. We're not telling Tunisia, "You should move as fast as Finland." No disrespect, Finland. We're telling Tunisia, "Look at Vietnam." They spend similar amounts for primary and secondary pupils as percentage of GDP per capita, but achieves today higher results. Vietnam introduced a standardized assessment for literacy and numeracy, teachers in Vietnam are better monitored than in other developing countries, and students' achievements are made public. And it shows in the results. In the 2015 PISA — Program for International Student Assessment — Vietnam outperformed many wealthy economies, including the United States.

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Important Words

  1. achievements
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  5. capita
  6. countries
  7. developing
  8. disrespect
  9. economies
  10. fast
  11. finland
  12. gdp
  13. give
  14. higher
  15. including
  16. international
  17. introduced
  18. literacy
  19. monitored
  20. move
  21. numeracy
  22. outperformed
  23. percentage
  24. pisa
  25. primary
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  27. public
  28. pupils
  29. results
  30. secondary
  31. shows
  32. similar
  33. spend
  34. standardized
  35. states
  36. student
  37. teachers
  38. telling
  39. today
  40. tunisia
  41. united
  42. vietnam
  43. wealthy