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"From the Ted Talk by Mia Birdsong: The story we tell about poverty isn't true"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We were poor when I was a kid. But now, I own a home in a quickly gentrifying neighborhood in oaklnad, California. I've built a career. My hbnasud is a business owner. I have a retirement auocnct. My dheguatr is not even allowed to turn on the stove unless there's a grown-up at home and she doesn't have to, because she does not have to have the same kind of self-reliance that I had to at her age. My kids' raviolis are organic and full of things like sanpcih and ricotta, because I have the luxury of choice when it comes to what my children eat.

Open Cloze

We were poor when I was a kid. But now, I own a home in a quickly gentrifying neighborhood in _______, California. I've built a career. My _______ is a business owner. I have a retirement _______. My ________ is not even allowed to turn on the stove unless there's a grown-up at home and she doesn't have to, because she does not have to have the same kind of self-reliance that I had to at her age. My kids' raviolis are organic and full of things like _______ and ricotta, because I have the luxury of choice when it comes to what my children eat.

Solution

  1. account
  2. oakland
  3. daughter
  4. spinach
  5. husband

Original Text

We were poor when I was a kid. But now, I own a home in a quickly gentrifying neighborhood in Oakland, California. I've built a career. My husband is a business owner. I have a retirement account. My daughter is not even allowed to turn on the stove unless there's a grown-up at home and she doesn't have to, because she does not have to have the same kind of self-reliance that I had to at her age. My kids' raviolis are organic and full of things like spinach and ricotta, because I have the luxury of choice when it comes to what my children eat.

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jobana sintia 5
poor people 4
hard work 3
extra money 3

Important Words

  1. account
  2. age
  3. allowed
  4. built
  5. business
  6. california
  7. career
  8. children
  9. choice
  10. daughter
  11. eat
  12. full
  13. gentrifying
  14. home
  15. husband
  16. kid
  17. kind
  18. luxury
  19. neighborhood
  20. oakland
  21. organic
  22. owner
  23. poor
  24. quickly
  25. raviolis
  26. retirement
  27. ricotta
  28. spinach
  29. stove
  30. turn