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From the Ted Talk by Bill Gates: Mosquitos, malaria and education

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, the strength for those top 20 pcenret is starting to fade on a relative basis, but even more concerning is the education that the bcnaale of people are getting. Not only has that been weak. it's getting weaker. And if you look at the economy, it really is only providing opteoinpirtus now to people with a better education. And we have to change this. We have to change it so that people have equal opportunity. We have to change it so that the country is sortng and stays at the forefront of things that are devrin by advanced education, like science and mathematics.

Open Cloze

Now, the strength for those top 20 _______ is starting to fade on a relative basis, but even more concerning is the education that the _______ of people are getting. Not only has that been weak. it's getting weaker. And if you look at the economy, it really is only providing _____________ now to people with a better education. And we have to change this. We have to change it so that people have equal opportunity. We have to change it so that the country is ______ and stays at the forefront of things that are ______ by advanced education, like science and mathematics.

Solution

  1. driven
  2. opportunities
  3. strong
  4. balance
  5. percent

Original Text

Now, the strength for those top 20 percent is starting to fade on a relative basis, but even more concerning is the education that the balance of people are getting. Not only has that been weak. it's getting weaker. And if you look at the economy, it really is only providing opportunities now to people with a better education. And we have to change this. We have to change it so that people have equal opportunity. We have to change it so that the country is strong and stays at the forefront of things that are driven by advanced education, like science and mathematics.

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Important Words

  1. advanced
  2. balance
  3. basis
  4. change
  5. country
  6. driven
  7. economy
  8. education
  9. equal
  10. fade
  11. forefront
  12. mathematics
  13. opportunities
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  15. people
  16. percent
  17. providing
  18. relative
  19. science
  20. starting
  21. stays
  22. strength
  23. strong
  24. top
  25. weak
  26. weaker