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From the Ted Talk by Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!

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Okay. Now this is the major change that I've seen — how teaching English has morphed from being a mutually beneficial practice to becoming a massive international business that it is toady. No longer just a foreign language on the school curriculum, and no lgnoer the sole domain of mother England, it has become a bandwagon for every English-speaking nation on etarh. And why not? After all, the best eaidctoun — according to the latest World University rnnaikgs — is to be found in the universities of the U.K. and the U.S. So everybody wants to have an English education, naturally. But if you're not a native skpeaer, you have to pass a test.

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Okay. Now this is the major change that I've seen — how teaching English has morphed from being a mutually beneficial practice to becoming a massive international business that it is _____. No longer just a foreign language on the school curriculum, and no ______ the sole domain of mother England, it has become a bandwagon for every English-speaking nation on _____. And why not? After all, the best _________ — according to the latest World University ________ — is to be found in the universities of the U.K. and the U.S. So everybody wants to have an English education, naturally. But if you're not a native _______, you have to pass a test.

Solution

  1. today
  2. rankings
  3. education
  4. earth
  5. speaker
  6. longer

Original Text

Okay. Now this is the major change that I've seen — how teaching English has morphed from being a mutually beneficial practice to becoming a massive international business that it is today. No longer just a foreign language on the school curriculum, and no longer the sole domain of mother England, it has become a bandwagon for every English-speaking nation on earth. And why not? After all, the best education — according to the latest World University Rankings — is to be found in the universities of the U.K. and the U.S. So everybody wants to have an English education, naturally. But if you're not a native speaker, you have to pass a test.

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