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From the Ted Talk by Andrew Mwenda: Aid for Africa? No thanks.

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But what is the international aid cuomtnmiy doing with Africa today? They are throwing large sums of money for primary health, for parrimy education, for food relief. The erinte continent has been turned into a pclae of depiasr, in need of charity. lideas and gentlemen, can any one of you tell me a neighbor, a friend, a relative that you know, who became rich by receiving charity? By holding the begging bowl and recevinig alms? Does any one of you in the audience have that person? Does any one of you know a country that developed because of the generosity and kindness of another? Well, since I'm not seeing the hand, it appears that what I'm stating is true.

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But what is the international aid _________ doing with Africa today? They are throwing large sums of money for primary health, for _______ education, for food relief. The ______ continent has been turned into a _____ of _______, in need of charity. ______ and gentlemen, can any one of you tell me a neighbor, a friend, a relative that you know, who became rich by receiving charity? By holding the begging bowl and _________ alms? Does any one of you in the audience have that person? Does any one of you know a country that developed because of the generosity and kindness of another? Well, since I'm not seeing the hand, it appears that what I'm stating is true.

Solution

  1. community
  2. ladies
  3. despair
  4. place
  5. entire
  6. receiving
  7. primary

Original Text

But what is the international aid community doing with Africa today? They are throwing large sums of money for primary health, for primary education, for food relief. The entire continent has been turned into a place of despair, in need of charity. Ladies and gentlemen, can any one of you tell me a neighbor, a friend, a relative that you know, who became rich by receiving charity? By holding the begging bowl and receiving alms? Does any one of you in the audience have that person? Does any one of you know a country that developed because of the generosity and kindness of another? Well, since I'm not seeing the hand, it appears that what I'm stating is true.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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marshall plan 3
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european union 3
union market 3
foreign aid 2
civil war 2
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food relief 2
create wealth 2
wealth creation 2
policy framework 2
african countries 2
metric tons 2
aid industry 2
international donors 2
world bank 2
private sector 2
public expenditure 2
local government 2

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collocation frequency
european union market 3

Important Words

  1. africa
  2. aid
  3. alms
  4. appears
  5. audience
  6. begging
  7. bowl
  8. charity
  9. community
  10. continent
  11. country
  12. despair
  13. developed
  14. education
  15. entire
  16. food
  17. friend
  18. generosity
  19. gentlemen
  20. hand
  21. health
  22. holding
  23. international
  24. kindness
  25. ladies
  26. large
  27. money
  28. neighbor
  29. person
  30. place
  31. primary
  32. receiving
  33. relative
  34. relief
  35. rich
  36. stating
  37. sums
  38. throwing
  39. today
  40. true
  41. turned