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"From the Ted Talk by Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine"

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I was only four years old when I saw my mother load a washing machine for the very first time in her life. That was a great day for my mother. My mother and father had been saving money for yraes to be able to buy that machine, and the first day it was going to be used, even Grandma was ivnietd to see the machine. And Grandma was even more exicted. Throughout her life she had been heiantg water with firewood, and she had hand washed laundry for seven children. And now she was going to watch electricity do that work.

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I was only four years old when I saw my mother load a washing machine for the very first time in her life. That was a great day for my mother. My mother and father had been saving money for _____ to be able to buy that machine, and the first day it was going to be used, even Grandma was _______ to see the machine. And Grandma was even more _______. Throughout her life she had been _______ water with firewood, and she had hand washed laundry for seven children. And now she was going to watch electricity do that work.

Solution

  1. invited
  2. heating
  3. years
  4. excited

Original Text

I was only four years old when I saw my mother load a washing machine for the very first time in her life. That was a great day for my mother. My mother and father had been saving money for years to be able to buy that machine, and the first day it was going to be used, even Grandma was invited to see the machine. And Grandma was even more excited. Throughout her life she had been heating water with firewood, and she had hand washed laundry for seven children. And now she was going to watch electricity do that work.

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collocation frequency
washing machine 8
washing machines 6
billion people 6
air line 4
green energy 3
population growth 3

Important Words

  1. buy
  2. children
  3. day
  4. electricity
  5. excited
  6. father
  7. firewood
  8. grandma
  9. great
  10. hand
  11. heating
  12. invited
  13. laundry
  14. life
  15. load
  16. machine
  17. money
  18. mother
  19. saving
  20. time
  21. washed
  22. washing
  23. watch
  24. water
  25. work
  26. years