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"From the Ted Talk by Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Humble plants that hide surprising secrets"

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Now, there is an acnenit saying that for every disease known to mankind, there is a plant to cure it. Now, you may not believe in ancient sayings. You may think they're obsolete now that our seicnce and technology are so powerful. So you may look on Centella as being an insignificant, humble weed, which, if dteseryod, won't be missed. But you know, there is no such thing as a weed. It's a plnat. It's a living biological lab that may well have answers to the question that we may have, but we have to ensure that it has the right to live.

Open Cloze

Now, there is an _______ saying that for every disease known to mankind, there is a plant to cure it. Now, you may not believe in ancient sayings. You may think they're obsolete now that our _______ and technology are so powerful. So you may look on Centella as being an insignificant, humble weed, which, if _________, won't be missed. But you know, there is no such thing as a weed. It's a _____. It's a living biological lab that may well have answers to the question that we may have, but we have to ensure that it has the right to live.

Solution

  1. plant
  2. ancient
  3. science
  4. destroyed

Original Text

Now, there is an ancient saying that for every disease known to mankind, there is a plant to cure it. Now, you may not believe in ancient sayings. You may think they're obsolete now that our science and technology are so powerful. So you may look on Centella as being an insignificant, humble weed, which, if destroyed, won't be missed. But you know, there is no such thing as a weed. It's a plant. It's a living biological lab that may well have answers to the question that we may have, but we have to ensure that it has the right to live.

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Important Words

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  3. biological
  4. centella
  5. cure
  6. destroyed
  7. disease
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  11. lab
  12. live
  13. living
  14. mankind
  15. missed
  16. obsolete
  17. plant
  18. powerful
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  20. sayings
  21. science
  22. technology
  23. weed