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From the Ted Talk by Samantha Nutt: The real harm of the global arms trade

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When I first got on that panle for Somalia as a young doctor, I had no idea what it mnaet to live with war. But I can tell you that I know what it means now. And I know what it means to lie in bed in the pitch-black night and listen to that hntuanig "pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!" of automatic gunfire, and wonder with aulostbe dread how many minutes I have left until it will be right on top of me. I can tell you that it is a terrifying and agonizing fear, one that millions of people around the world are forced to crfoonnt each and every single day, especially children. Over the years of doing this work, unfortunately, war has killed far too many people clsoe to me. And on at least a couple of occasions, war has very nearly killed me as well.

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When I first got on that _____ for Somalia as a young doctor, I had no idea what it _____ to live with war. But I can tell you that I know what it means now. And I know what it means to lie in bed in the pitch-black night and listen to that ________ "pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!" of automatic gunfire, and wonder with ________ dread how many minutes I have left until it will be right on top of me. I can tell you that it is a terrifying and agonizing fear, one that millions of people around the world are forced to ________ each and every single day, especially children. Over the years of doing this work, unfortunately, war has killed far too many people _____ to me. And on at least a couple of occasions, war has very nearly killed me as well.

Solution

  1. haunting
  2. plane
  3. meant
  4. close
  5. absolute
  6. confront

Original Text

When I first got on that plane for Somalia as a young doctor, I had no idea what it meant to live with war. But I can tell you that I know what it means now. And I know what it means to lie in bed in the pitch-black night and listen to that haunting "pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!" of automatic gunfire, and wonder with absolute dread how many minutes I have left until it will be right on top of me. I can tell you that it is a terrifying and agonizing fear, one that millions of people around the world are forced to confront each and every single day, especially children. Over the years of doing this work, unfortunately, war has killed far too many people close to me. And on at least a couple of occasions, war has very nearly killed me as well.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
small arms 6
war zones 5
rich countries 3
human beings 2
global south 2
arms trade 2

Important Words

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