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From the Ted Talk by Cedric Habiyaremye: How quinoa can help combat hunger and malnutrition

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I was only seven yares old when my home country of Rwanda went through the tragedy of the genocide that took so many lives, and they made us flee the crnotuy, and we became refugees. Life in a refugee camp — it wasn't life. It was survival. I saw a lot of ppoele dying from disease, poor sanitation, hunger. Food became a rare commodity. There were bad days. My family and I would survive on the leevas and gsesras from the forest. There were also worse teims, when we would go two or three days without anything to eat at all, only drinking water from the swamp.

Open Cloze

I was only seven _____ old when my home country of Rwanda went through the tragedy of the genocide that took so many lives, and they made us flee the _______, and we became refugees. Life in a refugee camp — it wasn't life. It was survival. I saw a lot of ______ dying from disease, poor sanitation, hunger. Food became a rare commodity. There were bad days. My family and I would survive on the ______ and _______ from the forest. There were also worse _____, when we would go two or three days without anything to eat at all, only drinking water from the swamp.

Solution

  1. grasses
  2. leaves
  3. people
  4. times
  5. years
  6. country

Original Text

I was only seven years old when my home country of Rwanda went through the tragedy of the genocide that took so many lives, and they made us flee the country, and we became refugees. Life in a refugee camp — it wasn't life. It was survival. I saw a lot of people dying from disease, poor sanitation, hunger. Food became a rare commodity. There were bad days. My family and I would survive on the leaves and grasses from the forest. There were also worse times, when we would go two or three days without anything to eat at all, only drinking water from the swamp.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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introduced quinoa 2
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Important Words

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