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"From the Ted Talk by José Antonio Abreu: The El Sistema music revolution"

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta insisted on something that always impressed me: the most miserable and tragic thing about potervy is not the lack of bread or roof, but the feeling of being no-one — the feeling of not being anyone, the lack of ifceoiditinatn, the lack of public esteem. That's why the child's development in the orrtschea and the choir provides him with a noble identity and makes him a role mdoel for his fmliay and community. It makes him a better student at school because it inspires in him a sense of responsibility, perseverance and punctuality that will greatly help him at school.

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta insisted on something that always impressed me: the most miserable and tragic thing about _______ is not the lack of bread or roof, but the feeling of being no-one — the feeling of not being anyone, the lack of ______________, the lack of public esteem. That's why the child's development in the _________ and the choir provides him with a noble identity and makes him a role _____ for his ______ and community. It makes him a better student at school because it inspires in him a sense of responsibility, perseverance and punctuality that will greatly help him at school.

Solution

  1. orchestra
  2. identification
  3. family
  4. poverty
  5. model

Original Text

Mother Teresa of Calcutta insisted on something that always impressed me: the most miserable and tragic thing about poverty is not the lack of bread or roof, but the feeling of being no-one — the feeling of not being anyone, the lack of identification, the lack of public esteem. That's why the child's development in the orchestra and the choir provides him with a noble identity and makes him a role model for his family and community. It makes him a better student at school because it inspires in him a sense of responsibility, perseverance and punctuality that will greatly help him at school.

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el sistema 4
latin america 3
ted prize 3

Important Words

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  3. choir
  4. community
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  6. esteem
  7. family
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  9. greatly
  10. identification
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  12. impressed
  13. insisted
  14. inspires
  15. lack
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  17. model
  18. mother
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  20. orchestra
  21. perseverance
  22. poverty
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  24. punctuality
  25. responsibility
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  28. school
  29. sense
  30. student
  31. teresa
  32. tragic