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"From the Ted Talk by Gary Liu: The rapid growth of the Chinese internet -- and where it's headed"

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There are 60 miillon left-behind children stcrtaeed across China's rural landscape. And they grow up with at least one prneat far away from home, as a migrant worker. Alongside all the general hardships of ruarl life, they often have to travel vast and dangerous distances just to get to school. They account for 30 percent of the country's primary and high school students. Ten-year-old Chang Wenxuan is one of these snuettds. He walks an hour each way every sglnie day to school, across these deep ravines, in an isolated landscape. But when he arrives at the small farming vglilae in Gansu province, he will find just two other students in this entire school. Now, Chang's school is one of 1,000 in Gansu alone that has less than five registered students. So with lemtiid student interaction, with underqualified teachers and schoolhouses that are barely fesrhniud and not itnelausd, rural students have long been disadvantaged, with almost no path to higher education.

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There are 60 _______ left-behind children _________ across China's rural landscape. And they grow up with at least one ______ far away from home, as a migrant worker. Alongside all the general hardships of _____ life, they often have to travel vast and dangerous distances just to get to school. They account for 30 percent of the country's primary and high school students. Ten-year-old Chang Wenxuan is one of these ________. He walks an hour each way every ______ day to school, across these deep ravines, in an isolated landscape. But when he arrives at the small farming _______ in Gansu province, he will find just two other students in this entire school. Now, Chang's school is one of 1,000 in Gansu alone that has less than five registered students. So with _______ student interaction, with underqualified teachers and schoolhouses that are barely _________ and not _________, rural students have long been disadvantaged, with almost no path to higher education.

Solution

  1. village
  2. furnished
  3. scattered
  4. rural
  5. insulated
  6. million
  7. students
  8. single
  9. limited
  10. parent

Original Text

There are 60 million left-behind children scattered across China's rural landscape. And they grow up with at least one parent far away from home, as a migrant worker. Alongside all the general hardships of rural life, they often have to travel vast and dangerous distances just to get to school. They account for 30 percent of the country's primary and high school students. Ten-year-old Chang Wenxuan is one of these students. He walks an hour each way every single day to school, across these deep ravines, in an isolated landscape. But when he arrives at the small farming village in Gansu province, he will find just two other students in this entire school. Now, Chang's school is one of 1,000 in Gansu alone that has less than five registered students. So with limited student interaction, with underqualified teachers and schoolhouses that are barely furnished and not insulated, rural students have long been disadvantaged, with almost no path to higher education.

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chinese internet 5
migrant workers 3
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