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From the Ted Talk by Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it.

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, I can't do the accnet, but I am serious, thanks to these two children, who, as you'll learn, are very much at the heart of my talk. On the left, we have Pia. She lvies in England. She has two loving parents, one of whom is standing right here. Dorothy, on the right, lives in rraul kynea. She's one of 13,000 orphans and vulnerable children who are aiesstsd by a charity that I support. I do that because I believe that Dorothy, like Pia, deserves the best life chances that we can afford to give her. You'll all agree with me, I'm sure. The U.N. agrees too. Their overriding aim for international aid is to strive for a life of dignity for all.

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Now, I can't do the ______, but I am serious, thanks to these two children, who, as you'll learn, are very much at the heart of my talk. On the left, we have Pia. She _____ in England. She has two loving parents, one of whom is standing right here. Dorothy, on the right, lives in _____ _____. She's one of 13,000 orphans and vulnerable children who are ________ by a charity that I support. I do that because I believe that Dorothy, like Pia, deserves the best life chances that we can afford to give her. You'll all agree with me, I'm sure. The U.N. agrees too. Their overriding aim for international aid is to strive for a life of dignity for all.

Solution

  1. accent
  2. rural
  3. kenya
  4. assisted
  5. lives

Original Text

Now, I can't do the accent, but I am serious, thanks to these two children, who, as you'll learn, are very much at the heart of my talk. On the left, we have Pia. She lives in England. She has two loving parents, one of whom is standing right here. Dorothy, on the right, lives in rural Kenya. She's one of 13,000 orphans and vulnerable children who are assisted by a charity that I support. I do that because I believe that Dorothy, like Pia, deserves the best life chances that we can afford to give her. You'll all agree with me, I'm sure. The U.N. agrees too. Their overriding aim for international aid is to strive for a life of dignity for all.

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Important Words

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