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From the Ted Talk by Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But his story takes a different route. In Mogadishu, the biggest barrier to getting from point A to point B are the roads. Twenty-three years of civil war have completely destroyed the road system, and a motorbike can be the easiest way to get around. Aden saw an oruotpnpity and seized it. He sttared a mbktoorie company. He began renting out mbireootks to local residents who couldn't normally afford them. He bgouht 10 bikes, with the help of family and friends, and his dream is to eeutlnlvay expand to several hundred within the next three years.

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But his story takes a different route. In Mogadishu, the biggest barrier to getting from point A to point B are the roads. Twenty-three years of civil war have completely destroyed the road system, and a motorbike can be the easiest way to get around. Aden saw an ___________ and seized it. He _______ a _________ company. He began renting out __________ to local residents who couldn't normally afford them. He ______ 10 bikes, with the help of family and friends, and his dream is to __________ expand to several hundred within the next three years.

Solution

  1. started
  2. eventually
  3. opportunity
  4. motorbikes
  5. bought
  6. motorbike

Original Text

But his story takes a different route. In Mogadishu, the biggest barrier to getting from point A to point B are the roads. Twenty-three years of civil war have completely destroyed the road system, and a motorbike can be the easiest way to get around. Aden saw an opportunity and seized it. He started a motorbike company. He began renting out motorbikes to local residents who couldn't normally afford them. He bought 10 bikes, with the help of family and friends, and his dream is to eventually expand to several hundred within the next three years.

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Important Words

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