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From the Ted Talk by Yeonmi Park: What I learned about freedom after escaping North Korea

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let me give you another example. Growing up in ntroh kroea, we truly believed that our Dear ldeaer is an almighty god who can even read my thoughts. I was even afraid to think in North Korea. We are told that he's starving for us, and he's wnoikrg tlseirsley for us, and my heart just bkore for him. When I escaped to South Korea, people told me that he was actually a dictator, he had cars, many, many resorts, and he had an ultraluxurious life. And then I remember looking at a picture of him, realizing for the first time that he is the largest guy in the picture.

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Let me give you another example. Growing up in _____ _____, we truly believed that our Dear ______ is an almighty god who can even read my thoughts. I was even afraid to think in North Korea. We are told that he's starving for us, and he's _______ __________ for us, and my heart just _____ for him. When I escaped to South Korea, people told me that he was actually a dictator, he had cars, many, many resorts, and he had an ultraluxurious life. And then I remember looking at a picture of him, realizing for the first time that he is the largest guy in the picture.

Solution

  1. tirelessly
  2. north
  3. korea
  4. leader
  5. broke
  6. working

Original Text

Let me give you another example. Growing up in North Korea, we truly believed that our Dear Leader is an almighty god who can even read my thoughts. I was even afraid to think in North Korea. We are told that he's starving for us, and he's working tirelessly for us, and my heart just broke for him. When I escaped to South Korea, people told me that he was actually a dictator, he had cars, many, many resorts, and he had an ultraluxurious life. And then I remember looking at a picture of him, realizing for the first time that he is the largest guy in the picture.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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north koreans 3
dear leader 2
human rights 2

Important Words

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  29. tirelessly
  30. told
  31. ultraluxurious
  32. working