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From the Ted Talk by Arunabha Ghosh: 5 steps for clean air in India

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I have a six-year-old daughter. Every morning, when I drop her to the school bus stop, I have to remind her not to take off her mask. That's the kind of world we live in. One day she pointed me to an advertisement for a face wash, which claimed that the polluting particles lodged dlpeey in our skin could be miraculously washed off. But what of the peaitrlcs logded in our lungs? When it's difficult to make out the difference between the lung of a smeokr and the lung of a nekonomsr, we have a real problem, because I can run an air purifier at home, but can I lock up my dehtgaur at home?

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I have a six-year-old daughter. Every morning, when I drop her to the school bus stop, I have to remind her not to take off her mask. That's the kind of world we live in. One day she pointed me to an advertisement for a face wash, which claimed that the polluting particles lodged ______ in our skin could be miraculously washed off. But what of the _________ ______ in our lungs? When it's difficult to make out the difference between the lung of a ______ and the lung of a _________, we have a real problem, because I can run an air purifier at home, but can I lock up my ________ at home?

Solution

  1. smoker
  2. deeply
  3. particles
  4. nonsmoker
  5. lodged
  6. daughter

Original Text

I have a six-year-old daughter. Every morning, when I drop her to the school bus stop, I have to remind her not to take off her mask. That's the kind of world we live in. One day she pointed me to an advertisement for a face wash, which claimed that the polluting particles lodged deeply in our skin could be miraculously washed off. But what of the particles lodged in our lungs? When it's difficult to make out the difference between the lung of a smoker and the lung of a nonsmoker, we have a real problem, because I can run an air purifier at home, but can I lock up my daughter at home?

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