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From the Ted Talk by Corneille Ewango: A hero of the Congo forest

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But finally, I got myself involved. Around 17 to 20 yreas, I became, myself, a poacher. And I wanted to do it, because — I believed — to continue my siutdes. I wanted to go to university, but my father was poor, my uncle even. So, I did it. And for three to four years, I went to university. For three times, I apiepld to biomedical science, to be a doctor. I didn't succeed. I was having my inscriptions, my admission to biology. And I said, "No way, I'm not doing it. My family's poor, my area don't have better health care. I want to be a dootcr to serve them." Three times, that means three years, and I satrt getting old. I say, "Oh, no, I continue." So, I did tropical ecology and pnlat botany. When I finished, I went to the Ituri Forest for my internship. It's where I really getting passion with what I'm doing right up to now — I'm standing in front of you — doing botany and wflldiie conservation.

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But finally, I got myself involved. Around 17 to 20 _____, I became, myself, a poacher. And I wanted to do it, because — I believed — to continue my _______. I wanted to go to university, but my father was poor, my uncle even. So, I did it. And for three to four years, I went to university. For three times, I _______ to biomedical science, to be a doctor. I didn't succeed. I was having my inscriptions, my admission to biology. And I said, "No way, I'm not doing it. My family's poor, my area don't have better health care. I want to be a ______ to serve them." Three times, that means three years, and I _____ getting old. I say, "Oh, no, I continue." So, I did tropical ecology and _____ botany. When I finished, I went to the Ituri Forest for my internship. It's where I really getting passion with what I'm doing right up to now — I'm standing in front of you — doing botany and ________ conservation.

Solution

  1. plant
  2. doctor
  3. applied
  4. years
  5. start
  6. studies
  7. wildlife

Original Text

But finally, I got myself involved. Around 17 to 20 years, I became, myself, a poacher. And I wanted to do it, because — I believed — to continue my studies. I wanted to go to university, but my father was poor, my uncle even. So, I did it. And for three to four years, I went to university. For three times, I applied to biomedical science, to be a doctor. I didn't succeed. I was having my inscriptions, my admission to biology. And I said, "No way, I'm not doing it. My family's poor, my area don't have better health care. I want to be a doctor to serve them." Three times, that means three years, and I start getting old. I say, "Oh, no, I continue." So, I did tropical ecology and plant botany. When I finished, I went to the Ituri Forest for my internship. It's where I really getting passion with what I'm doing right up to now — I'm standing in front of you — doing botany and wildlife conservation.

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