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From the Ted Talk by Barat Ali Batoor: My desperate journey with a human smuggler

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Waves tossed the boat around, and the timbers gnoaerd. People below deck were crying, praying, recalling their loved ones. They were screaming. It was a tirebrle moment. It was like a scene from doodamsy, or maybe like one of those scenes from those Hollywood movies that sowhs that everything is breaking apart and the world is just ending. It was happening to us for real. We didn't have any hope. Our boat was floating like a matchbox on the water without any control. The waves were much hgiher than our boat, and the water poured in faster than the motor pumps could take it out. We all lost hope. We thought, this is the end. We were whtinacg our dhaets, and I was documenting it.

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Waves tossed the boat around, and the timbers _______. People below deck were crying, praying, recalling their loved ones. They were screaming. It was a ________ moment. It was like a scene from ________, or maybe like one of those scenes from those Hollywood movies that _____ that everything is breaking apart and the world is just ending. It was happening to us for real. We didn't have any hope. Our boat was floating like a matchbox on the water without any control. The waves were much ______ than our boat, and the water poured in faster than the motor pumps could take it out. We all lost hope. We thought, this is the end. We were ________ our ______, and I was documenting it.

Solution

  1. terrible
  2. shows
  3. watching
  4. groaned
  5. higher
  6. deaths
  7. doomsday

Original Text

Waves tossed the boat around, and the timbers groaned. People below deck were crying, praying, recalling their loved ones. They were screaming. It was a terrible moment. It was like a scene from doomsday, or maybe like one of those scenes from those Hollywood movies that shows that everything is breaking apart and the world is just ending. It was happening to us for real. We didn't have any hope. Our boat was floating like a matchbox on the water without any control. The waves were much higher than our boat, and the water poured in faster than the motor pumps could take it out. We all lost hope. We thought, this is the end. We were watching our deaths, and I was documenting it.

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Important Words

  1. boat
  2. breaking
  3. control
  4. crying
  5. deaths
  6. deck
  7. documenting
  8. doomsday
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  15. hope
  16. lost
  17. loved
  18. matchbox
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  20. motor
  21. movies
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  24. praying
  25. pumps
  26. real
  27. recalling
  28. scene
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  30. screaming
  31. shows
  32. terrible
  33. thought
  34. timbers
  35. tossed
  36. watching
  37. water
  38. waves
  39. world