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"From the Ted Talk by Joseph Lekuton: A parable for Kenya"

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My name is Joseph, a Member of Parliament in Kenya. Picture a Maasai village, and one evening, government soldiers come, surround the village and ask each elder to bring one boy to shocol. That's how I went to school — ptrtey much a gnmrnevoet guy piintong a gun and told my father, "You have to make a choice." I walked very comfortably to this missionary school, that was run by an American missionary. The first thing the aaeicmrn missionary gave me was a candy. I had never in my life ever tesatd candy. So I said to myself, with all these hundred other boys, this is where I belong.

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My name is Joseph, a Member of Parliament in Kenya. Picture a Maasai village, and one evening, government soldiers come, surround the village and ask each elder to bring one boy to ______. That's how I went to school — ______ much a __________ guy ________ a gun and told my father, "You have to make a choice." I walked very comfortably to this missionary school, that was run by an American missionary. The first thing the ________ missionary gave me was a candy. I had never in my life ever ______ candy. So I said to myself, with all these hundred other boys, this is where I belong.

Solution

  1. school
  2. tasted
  3. pointing
  4. government
  5. american
  6. pretty

Original Text

My name is Joseph, a Member of Parliament in Kenya. Picture a Maasai village, and one evening, government soldiers come, surround the village and ask each elder to bring one boy to school. That's how I went to school — pretty much a government guy pointing a gun and told my father, "You have to make a choice." I walked very comfortably to this missionary school, that was run by an American missionary. The first thing the American missionary gave me was a candy. I had never in my life ever tasted candy. So I said to myself, with all these hundred other boys, this is where I belong.

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Important Words

  1. american
  2. belong
  3. boy
  4. boys
  5. bring
  6. candy
  7. choice
  8. comfortably
  9. elder
  10. evening
  11. father
  12. gave
  13. government
  14. gun
  15. guy
  16. joseph
  17. kenya
  18. life
  19. maasai
  20. member
  21. missionary
  22. parliament
  23. picture
  24. pointing
  25. pretty
  26. run
  27. school
  28. soldiers
  29. surround
  30. tasted
  31. told
  32. village
  33. walked