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"From the Ted Talk by Karina Galperin: Should we simplify spelling?"

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This objection is, in part, in all of us. What do I think we should do? The same thing that's always done in these cases: changes are made looking forward; children are taught the new rules, those of us who don't want to adapt can write the way we're used to writing, and hopefully, time will cement the new rules in place. The seuccss of every spelling reform that atecffs deeply rooted hitbas lies in caution, agrneemet, gradualism and tolerance. At the same time, can't allow the attachment to old customs impede us from moving forward. The best tribute we can pay to the past is to iopvmre upon what it's given us.

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This objection is, in part, in all of us. What do I think we should do? The same thing that's always done in these cases: changes are made looking forward; children are taught the new rules, those of us who don't want to adapt can write the way we're used to writing, and hopefully, time will cement the new rules in place. The _______ of every spelling reform that _______ deeply rooted ______ lies in caution, _________, gradualism and tolerance. At the same time, can't allow the attachment to old customs impede us from moving forward. The best tribute we can pay to the past is to _______ upon what it's given us.

Solution

  1. habits
  2. success
  3. affects
  4. improve
  5. agreement

Original Text

This objection is, in part, in all of us. What do I think we should do? The same thing that's always done in these cases: changes are made looking forward; children are taught the new rules, those of us who don't want to adapt can write the way we're used to writing, and hopefully, time will cement the new rules in place. The success of every spelling reform that affects deeply rooted habits lies in caution, agreement, gradualism and tolerance. At the same time, can't allow the attachment to old customs impede us from moving forward. The best tribute we can pay to the past is to improve upon what it's given us.

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social networks 5
spanish language 5
phonetic approach 3
current rules 3
write words 3
spelling rules 3

Important Words

  1. adapt
  2. affects
  3. agreement
  4. attachment
  5. caution
  6. cement
  7. children
  8. customs
  9. deeply
  10. gradualism
  11. habits
  12. impede
  13. improve
  14. lies
  15. moving
  16. objection
  17. part
  18. pay
  19. place
  20. reform
  21. rooted
  22. rules
  23. spelling
  24. success
  25. taught
  26. time
  27. tolerance
  28. tribute
  29. write
  30. writing