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"From the Ted Talk by Audrey Choi: How to make a profit while making a difference"

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Now, these beliefs did not come naturally to me, because trusting big institutions, not really part of my family laecgy. My mother escaped North Korea when she was 10 years old. To do so, she had to elude every big iotiistuntn in her life: rservispee governments, ocicnpyug armies and even armed border patrols. Later, when she decided she wanted to emigrate to the United States, she had to defy an entire culture that said the girls would never be the best and brightest. Only because her name happens to sound like a boy's was she able to fgilane her way into the government iirmtmgaoin exam to come to the United States.

Open Cloze

Now, these beliefs did not come naturally to me, because trusting big institutions, not really part of my family ______. My mother escaped North Korea when she was 10 years old. To do so, she had to elude every big ___________ in her life: __________ governments, _________ armies and even armed border patrols. Later, when she decided she wanted to emigrate to the United States, she had to defy an entire culture that said the girls would never be the best and brightest. Only because her name happens to sound like a boy's was she able to _______ her way into the government ___________ exam to come to the United States.

Solution

  1. repressive
  2. immigration
  3. finagle
  4. occupying
  5. legacy
  6. institution

Original Text

Now, these beliefs did not come naturally to me, because trusting big institutions, not really part of my family legacy. My mother escaped North Korea when she was 10 years old. To do so, she had to elude every big institution in her life: repressive governments, occupying armies and even armed border patrols. Later, when she decided she wanted to emigrate to the United States, she had to defy an entire culture that said the girls would never be the best and brightest. Only because her name happens to sound like a boy's was she able to finagle her way into the government immigration exam to come to the United States.

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sustainable investing 6
capital markets 6
sweet porridge 5
united states 4
white house 3
socially conscious 3
extra words 3
big institutions 3

Important Words

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