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"From the Ted Talk by Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men"

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So we started. I was working, I was going eervdyay to work for the homeless. And Najmuddin was staying there, doing everything and reporting on the patients. He was telling me, "Patients are coming." We knew that many more patients could not come, pterveend by the ftiinhgg. But people were coming. And Mahmoud was cnomig every day. And slowly, slowly week after week his legs were iivnpromg. The stump or cast prosthesis was made, and he was starting the real physical rehabilitation. He was coming every day, crossing the front line. A couple of times I crossed the fornt line in the very palce where Mahmoud and his son were crossing. I tell you, it was something so sinister that I was astonished he could do it every day.

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So we started. I was working, I was going ________ to work for the homeless. And Najmuddin was staying there, doing everything and reporting on the patients. He was telling me, "Patients are coming." We knew that many more patients could not come, _________ by the ________. But people were coming. And Mahmoud was ______ every day. And slowly, slowly week after week his legs were _________. The stump or cast prosthesis was made, and he was starting the real physical rehabilitation. He was coming every day, crossing the front line. A couple of times I crossed the _____ line in the very _____ where Mahmoud and his son were crossing. I tell you, it was something so sinister that I was astonished he could do it every day.

Solution

  1. prevented
  2. fighting
  3. improving
  4. place
  5. coming
  6. front
  7. everyday

Original Text

So we started. I was working, I was going everyday to work for the homeless. And Najmuddin was staying there, doing everything and reporting on the patients. He was telling me, "Patients are coming." We knew that many more patients could not come, prevented by the fighting. But people were coming. And Mahmoud was coming every day. And slowly, slowly week after week his legs were improving. The stump or cast prosthesis was made, and he was starting the real physical rehabilitation. He was coming every day, crossing the front line. A couple of times I crossed the front line in the very place where Mahmoud and his son were crossing. I tell you, it was something so sinister that I was astonished he could do it every day.

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collocation frequency
physical rehabilitation 5
orthopedic center 5

Important Words

  1. astonished
  2. cast
  3. coming
  4. couple
  5. crossed
  6. crossing
  7. day
  8. everyday
  9. fighting
  10. front
  11. homeless
  12. improving
  13. knew
  14. legs
  15. line
  16. mahmoud
  17. najmuddin
  18. patients
  19. people
  20. physical
  21. place
  22. prevented
  23. prosthesis
  24. real
  25. rehabilitation
  26. reporting
  27. sinister
  28. slowly
  29. son
  30. started
  31. starting
  32. staying
  33. stump
  34. telling
  35. times
  36. week
  37. work
  38. working