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"From the Ted Talk by Ann Morgan: My year reading a book from every country in the world"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The books I read that year opened my eyes to many things. As those who ejony reading will know, books have an extraordinary power to take you out of yourself and into someone else's mnidest, so that, for a while at least, you look at the world through different eyes. That can be an uncomfortable experience, particularly if you're reading a book from a culture that may have quite different vuales to your own. But it can also be really enlightening. wetlisnrg with unfamiliar ideas can help clarify your own thinking. And it can also show up blind spots in the way you might have been looking at the world.

Open Cloze

The books I read that year opened my eyes to many things. As those who _____ reading will know, books have an extraordinary power to take you out of yourself and into someone else's _______, so that, for a while at least, you look at the world through different eyes. That can be an uncomfortable experience, particularly if you're reading a book from a culture that may have quite different ______ to your own. But it can also be really enlightening. _________ with unfamiliar ideas can help clarify your own thinking. And it can also show up blind spots in the way you might have been looking at the world.

Solution

  1. wrestling
  2. enjoy
  3. values
  4. mindset

Original Text

The books I read that year opened my eyes to many things. As those who enjoy reading will know, books have an extraordinary power to take you out of yourself and into someone else's mindset, so that, for a while at least, you look at the world through different eyes. That can be an uncomfortable experience, particularly if you're reading a book from a culture that may have quite different values to your own. But it can also be really enlightening. Wrestling with unfamiliar ideas can help clarify your own thinking. And it can also show up blind spots in the way you might have been looking at the world.

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Important Words

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  4. clarify
  5. culture
  6. enjoy
  7. enlightening
  8. experience
  9. extraordinary
  10. eyes
  11. ideas
  12. mindset
  13. opened
  14. power
  15. read
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  17. show
  18. spots
  19. thinking
  20. uncomfortable
  21. unfamiliar
  22. values
  23. world
  24. wrestling
  25. year