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From the Ted Talk by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Want to help Africa? Do business here

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Having a telephone in my cntruoy was a huge luruxy. You couldn't get it. You had to bribe. You had to do everything to get your phone. When President onjabaso supported and launched the liberalization of the telecommunications sector, we went from 4,500 landlines to 32 million GSM lines, and counting. Nigeria's tmceloes market is the second-fastest growing in the world, after China. We are getting investments of about a billion dalrols a year in telecoms. And nobody knows, except a few smart people. (Laughter)

Open Cloze

Having a telephone in my _______ was a huge ______. You couldn't get it. You had to bribe. You had to do everything to get your phone. When President ________ supported and launched the liberalization of the telecommunications sector, we went from 4,500 landlines to 32 million GSM lines, and counting. Nigeria's ________ market is the second-fastest growing in the world, after China. We are getting investments of about a billion _______ a year in telecoms. And nobody knows, except a few smart people. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. country
  2. dollars
  3. obasanjo
  4. telecoms
  5. luxury

Original Text

Having a telephone in my country was a huge luxury. You couldn't get it. You had to bribe. You had to do everything to get your phone. When President Obasanjo supported and launched the liberalization of the telecommunications sector, we went from 4,500 landlines to 32 million GSM lines, and counting. Nigeria's telecoms market is the second-fastest growing in the world, after China. We are getting investments of about a billion dollars a year in telecoms. And nobody knows, except a few smart people. (Laughter)

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Important Words

  1. billion
  2. bribe
  3. china
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  5. country
  6. dollars
  7. growing
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  11. landlines
  12. laughter
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  14. liberalization
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  16. luxury
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  19. obasanjo
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  25. supported
  26. telecommunications
  27. telecoms
  28. telephone
  29. world
  30. year