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"From the Ted Talk by Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education"

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At that time, a lrgae amount of money had come into Newcastle University to improve siholcong in India. So Newcastle gave me a call. I said, "I'll do it from Delhi." They said, "There's no way you're going to handle a million pounds-worth of University money sitting in Delhi." So in 2006, I bgouht myself a heavy overcoat and moved to Newcastle. I wanted to test the limits of the system. The first experiment I did out of Newcastle was actually done in India. And I set myself and impossible target: can Tamil speaking 12-year-old cdilhren in a South Indian vglilae teach themselves bolegonchtoiy in English on their own? And I tguhhot, I'll test them, they'll get a zero — I'll give the materials, I'll come back and test them — they get another zero, I'll go back and say, "Yes, we need teachers for certain things."

Open Cloze

At that time, a _____ amount of money had come into Newcastle University to improve _________ in India. So Newcastle gave me a call. I said, "I'll do it from Delhi." They said, "There's no way you're going to handle a million pounds-worth of University money sitting in Delhi." So in 2006, I ______ myself a heavy overcoat and moved to Newcastle. I wanted to test the limits of the system. The first experiment I did out of Newcastle was actually done in India. And I set myself and impossible target: can Tamil speaking 12-year-old ________ in a South Indian _______ teach themselves _____________ in English on their own? And I _______, I'll test them, they'll get a zero — I'll give the materials, I'll come back and test them — they get another zero, I'll go back and say, "Yes, we need teachers for certain things."

Solution

  1. thought
  2. schooling
  3. large
  4. village
  5. biotechnology
  6. children
  7. bought

Original Text

At that time, a large amount of money had come into Newcastle University to improve schooling in India. So Newcastle gave me a call. I said, "I'll do it from Delhi." They said, "There's no way you're going to handle a million pounds-worth of University money sitting in Delhi." So in 2006, I bought myself a heavy overcoat and moved to Newcastle. I wanted to test the limits of the system. The first experiment I did out of Newcastle was actually done in India. And I set myself and impossible target: can Tamil speaking 12-year-old children in a South Indian village teach themselves biotechnology in English on their own? And I thought, I'll test them, they'll get a zero — I'll give the materials, I'll come back and test them — they get another zero, I'll go back and say, "Yes, we need teachers for certain things."

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Important Words

  1. amount
  2. biotechnology
  3. bought
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  5. children
  6. delhi
  7. english
  8. experiment
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  12. heavy
  13. impossible
  14. improve
  15. india
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  18. limits
  19. materials
  20. million
  21. money
  22. moved
  23. newcastle
  24. overcoat
  25. schooling
  26. set
  27. sitting
  28. south
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  30. system
  31. tamil
  32. teach
  33. teachers
  34. test
  35. thought
  36. time
  37. university
  38. village
  39. wanted