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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Youn: 3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty"

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What is eextmre poverty? When I first moved to rural East Africa, I sateyd overnight with a farm family. They were wonderful people. They invited me into their home. We sang sogns together and ate a spilme dinner. They gave me a blanket to sleep on the floor. In the morning, however, there was nothing to eat. And then at lunchtime, I wcaehtd with an increasingly sick feeling as the edlset girl in the family cooked porridge as a ssbttuiute for lunch. For that meal, every child drank one cup to survive. And I cannot tell you how ashamed I felt when they handed one of those cups to me, and I knew I had to accept their hospitality.

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What is _______ poverty? When I first moved to rural East Africa, I ______ overnight with a farm family. They were wonderful people. They invited me into their home. We sang _____ together and ate a ______ dinner. They gave me a blanket to sleep on the floor. In the morning, however, there was nothing to eat. And then at lunchtime, I _______ with an increasingly sick feeling as the ______ girl in the family cooked porridge as a __________ for lunch. For that meal, every child drank one cup to survive. And I cannot tell you how ashamed I felt when they handed one of those cups to me, and I knew I had to accept their hospitality.

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  1. simple
  2. eldest
  3. stayed
  4. watched
  5. extreme
  6. substitute
  7. songs

Original Text

What is extreme poverty? When I first moved to rural East Africa, I stayed overnight with a farm family. They were wonderful people. They invited me into their home. We sang songs together and ate a simple dinner. They gave me a blanket to sleep on the floor. In the morning, however, there was nothing to eat. And then at lunchtime, I watched with an increasingly sick feeling as the eldest girl in the family cooked porridge as a substitute for lunch. For that meal, every child drank one cup to survive. And I cannot tell you how ashamed I felt when they handed one of those cups to me, and I knew I had to accept their hospitality.

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human development 4
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companies governments 4
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human race 3
global poverty 3

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