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From the Ted Talk "Ernest Madu: World-class health care"

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This is what's going on. In a look at the map of the U.S. — the graph here, 10 million epople here, 10 million here. By the time you get to 50, it's almost no one left in Nigeria — life expectancy is 47. It's not because some people don't survive childhood illnesses — they do — but they do not survive after the time that they hcear about 45 esyra old and 50 years old. And those are the times they're most productive. Those are the times that they should be contributing to Africa's development. But they're not there. The best way to saripl into a cycle of poverty is to kill the parents. If you cannot secure the parents, you cannot guarantee the security of the African lhidc.

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This is what's going on. In a look at the map of the U.S. — the graph here, 10 million ______ here, 10 million here. By the time you get to 50, it's almost no one left in Nigeria — life expectancy is 47. It's not because some people don't survive childhood illnesses — they do — but they do not survive after the time that they _____ about 45 _____ old and 50 years old. And those are the times they're most productive. Those are the times that they should be contributing to Africa's development. But they're not there. The best way to ______ into a cycle of poverty is to kill the parents. If you cannot secure the parents, you cannot guarantee the security of the African _____.

Solution

  1. years
  2. people
  3. reach
  4. spiral
  5. child

Original Text

This is what's going on. In a look at the map of the U.S. — the graph here, 10 million people here, 10 million here. By the time you get to 50, it's almost no one left in Nigeria — life expectancy is 47. It's not because some people don't survive childhood illnesses — they do — but they do not survive after the time that they reach about 45 years old and 50 years old. And those are the times they're most productive. Those are the times that they should be contributing to Africa's development. But they're not there. The best way to spiral into a cycle of poverty is to kill the parents. If you cannot secure the parents, you cannot guarantee the security of the African child.

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collocation frequency
heart institute 9
health care 9
united states 4
developing countries 3

Important Words

  1. african
  2. child
  3. childhood
  4. contributing
  5. cycle
  6. development
  7. expectancy
  8. graph
  9. guarantee
  10. illnesses
  11. kill
  12. left
  13. life
  14. map
  15. million
  16. nigeria
  17. parents
  18. people
  19. poverty
  20. productive
  21. reach
  22. secure
  23. security
  24. spiral
  25. survive
  26. time
  27. times
  28. years