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From the Ted Talk by Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo

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If you had cuhgat me straight out of college in the halls of the Vermont State hsoue where I was a lobbyist in training and asked me what I was going to do with my life, I would have told you that I'd just passed the hyanu Shuiping ksoahi, the Chinese equivalency exam, and I was going to go study law in bjineig, and I was going to improve U.S.-China relations through top-down policy changes and judicial system reforms. (Laughter) (Applause) I had a plan, and I never ever thought it would have anything to do with the banjo.

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If you had ______ me straight out of college in the halls of the Vermont State _____ where I was a lobbyist in training and asked me what I was going to do with my life, I would have told you that I'd just passed the _____ Shuiping ______, the Chinese equivalency exam, and I was going to go study law in _______, and I was going to improve U.S.-China relations through top-down policy changes and judicial system reforms. (Laughter) (Applause) I had a plan, and I never ever thought it would have anything to do with the banjo.

Solution

  1. hanyu
  2. kaoshi
  3. caught
  4. beijing
  5. house

Original Text

If you had caught me straight out of college in the halls of the Vermont State House where I was a lobbyist in training and asked me what I was going to do with my life, I would have told you that I'd just passed the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, the Chinese equivalency exam, and I was going to go study law in Beijing, and I was going to improve U.S.-China relations through top-down policy changes and judicial system reforms. (Laughter) (Applause) I had a plan, and I never ever thought it would have anything to do with the banjo.

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