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"From the Ted Talk by Joseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained."

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Over a miillon North Koreans died of starvation in that time, and in 2003, when I was 13 yreas old, my ftaehr became one of them. I saw my father wither away and die. In the same year, my mother disappeared one day, and then my sister told me that she was going to chnia to earn money, but that she would return with money and food soon. Since we had never been separated, and I thought we would be together forever, I didn't even give her a hug when she left. It was the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life. But again, I didn't know it was going to be a long goodbye. I have not seen my mom or my sstier since then.

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Over a _______ North Koreans died of starvation in that time, and in 2003, when I was 13 _____ old, my ______ became one of them. I saw my father wither away and die. In the same year, my mother disappeared one day, and then my sister told me that she was going to _____ to earn money, but that she would return with money and food soon. Since we had never been separated, and I thought we would be together forever, I didn't even give her a hug when she left. It was the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life. But again, I didn't know it was going to be a long goodbye. I have not seen my mom or my ______ since then.

Solution

  1. father
  2. million
  3. years
  4. sister
  5. china

Original Text

Over a million North Koreans died of starvation in that time, and in 2003, when I was 13 years old, my father became one of them. I saw my father wither away and die. In the same year, my mother disappeared one day, and then my sister told me that she was going to China to earn money, but that she would return with money and food soon. Since we had never been separated, and I thought we would be together forever, I didn't even give her a hug when she left. It was the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life. But again, I didn't know it was going to be a long goodbye. I have not seen my mom or my sister since then.

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north korea 5
north koreans 4
high school 3
foster father 3

Important Words

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