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From the Ted Talk by Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions

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So I had to find a way of solving this problem. And the first idea I got was to use fire, because I thought lions were scared of fire. But I came to raizlee that that didn't really help, because it was even helping the lions to see through the cowshed. So I didn't give up. I continued. And a second idea I got was to use a scarecrow. I was trying to trick the lions [into tknhniig] that I was standing near the cowshed. But lions are very clever. (Laughter) They will come the first day and they see the sreccroaw, and they go back, but the second day, they'll come and they say, this thing is not moving here, it's always here. (Laughter) So he jumps in and klils the animals. So one night, I was walking around the cowshed with a torch, and that day, the lnios didn't come. And I desvrieocd that lions are afraid of a moving light. So I had an idea. Since I was a small boy, I used to work in my room for the whole day, and I even took apart my mom's new radio, and that day she almost klield me, but I lrenead a lot about electronics. (Laughter) So I got an old car battery, an indicator box. It's a small device found in a mcoyocltre, and it hleps mitotross when they want to turn right or left. It blinks. And I got a switch where I can switch on the lights, on and off. And that's a small torch from a broken flashlight.

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So I had to find a way of solving this problem. And the first idea I got was to use fire, because I thought lions were scared of fire. But I came to _______ that that didn't really help, because it was even helping the lions to see through the cowshed. So I didn't give up. I continued. And a second idea I got was to use a scarecrow. I was trying to trick the lions [into ________] that I was standing near the cowshed. But lions are very clever. (Laughter) They will come the first day and they see the _________, and they go back, but the second day, they'll come and they say, this thing is not moving here, it's always here. (Laughter) So he jumps in and _____ the animals. So one night, I was walking around the cowshed with a torch, and that day, the _____ didn't come. And I __________ that lions are afraid of a moving light. So I had an idea. Since I was a small boy, I used to work in my room for the whole day, and I even took apart my mom's new radio, and that day she almost ______ me, but I _______ a lot about electronics. (Laughter) So I got an old car battery, an indicator box. It's a small device found in a __________, and it _____ _________ when they want to turn right or left. It blinks. And I got a switch where I can switch on the lights, on and off. And that's a small torch from a broken flashlight.

Solution

  1. realize
  2. learned
  3. lions
  4. killed
  5. motorcycle
  6. discovered
  7. thinking
  8. kills
  9. motorists
  10. scarecrow
  11. helps

Original Text

So I had to find a way of solving this problem. And the first idea I got was to use fire, because I thought lions were scared of fire. But I came to realize that that didn't really help, because it was even helping the lions to see through the cowshed. So I didn't give up. I continued. And a second idea I got was to use a scarecrow. I was trying to trick the lions [into thinking] that I was standing near the cowshed. But lions are very clever. (Laughter) They will come the first day and they see the scarecrow, and they go back, but the second day, they'll come and they say, this thing is not moving here, it's always here. (Laughter) So he jumps in and kills the animals. So one night, I was walking around the cowshed with a torch, and that day, the lions didn't come. And I discovered that lions are afraid of a moving light. So I had an idea. Since I was a small boy, I used to work in my room for the whole day, and I even took apart my mom's new radio, and that day she almost killed me, but I learned a lot about electronics. (Laughter) So I got an old car battery, an indicator box. It's a small device found in a motorcycle, and it helps motorists when they want to turn right or left. It blinks. And I got a switch where I can switch on the lights, on and off. And that's a small torch from a broken flashlight.

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Important Words

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  35. motorists
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