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From the Ted Talk by Matilda Ho: The future of good food in China

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I was six when I had the first chance to learn what patience means. My grandmother gave me a magic box as a birthday pesnert, which neither of us knew would become a gift for life. I became obsessed with magic, and at 20, I became an amateur dove magician. This act of magic requires that I train my doves to sit and wait inside my clothing. As a yonug mgaiican, I was always in a rush to make them appear, but my taeehcr told me the srceet to the success of this magical act is to make my doevs appear only after they've waited patiently in my tuxedo. It has to be a miundfl kind of patience, the kind that took me some years to master.

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I was six when I had the first chance to learn what patience means. My grandmother gave me a magic box as a birthday _______, which neither of us knew would become a gift for life. I became obsessed with magic, and at 20, I became an amateur dove magician. This act of magic requires that I train my doves to sit and wait inside my clothing. As a _____ ________, I was always in a rush to make them appear, but my _______ told me the ______ to the success of this magical act is to make my _____ appear only after they've waited patiently in my tuxedo. It has to be a _______ kind of patience, the kind that took me some years to master.

Solution

  1. present
  2. young
  3. secret
  4. magician
  5. mindful
  6. doves
  7. teacher

Original Text

I was six when I had the first chance to learn what patience means. My grandmother gave me a magic box as a birthday present, which neither of us knew would become a gift for life. I became obsessed with magic, and at 20, I became an amateur dove magician. This act of magic requires that I train my doves to sit and wait inside my clothing. As a young magician, I was always in a rush to make them appear, but my teacher told me the secret to the success of this magical act is to make my doves appear only after they've waited patiently in my tuxedo. It has to be a mindful kind of patience, the kind that took me some years to master.

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Important Words

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