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"From the Ted Talk by Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education"

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Unfortunately, most of the ploepe in the world are not so lucky. In some prtas of the world, for example, South Africa, education is just not readily accessible. In South Africa, the educational ssyetm was constructed in the days of apartheid for the wthie minority. And as a consequence, tadoy there is just not enough spots for the many more people who want and deesrve a high quality education. That scarcity led to a crisis in jraanuy of this year at the University of Johannesburg. There were a handful of positions left open from the standard admissions process, and the night before they were supposed to open that for registration, tunshdoas of people lined up outside the gate in a line a mile long, hoping to be first in line to get one of those positions. When the gates opened, there was a spdemtae, and 20 people were iunrjed and one woman died. She was a mother who gave her life trying to get her son a chance at a better life.

Open Cloze

Unfortunately, most of the ______ in the world are not so lucky. In some _____ of the world, for example, South Africa, education is just not readily accessible. In South Africa, the educational ______ was constructed in the days of apartheid for the _____ minority. And as a consequence, _____ there is just not enough spots for the many more people who want and _______ a high quality education. That scarcity led to a crisis in _______ of this year at the University of Johannesburg. There were a handful of positions left open from the standard admissions process, and the night before they were supposed to open that for registration, _________ of people lined up outside the gate in a line a mile long, hoping to be first in line to get one of those positions. When the gates opened, there was a ________, and 20 people were _______ and one woman died. She was a mother who gave her life trying to get her son a chance at a better life.

Solution

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  3. injured
  4. thousands
  5. white
  6. stampede
  7. deserve
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  9. today
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Original Text

Unfortunately, most of the people in the world are not so lucky. In some parts of the world, for example, South Africa, education is just not readily accessible. In South Africa, the educational system was constructed in the days of apartheid for the white minority. And as a consequence, today there is just not enough spots for the many more people who want and deserve a high quality education. That scarcity led to a crisis in January of this year at the University of Johannesburg. There were a handful of positions left open from the standard admissions process, and the night before they were supposed to open that for registration, thousands of people lined up outside the gate in a line a mile long, hoping to be first in line to get one of those positions. When the gates opened, there was a stampede, and 20 people were injured and one woman died. She was a mother who gave her life trying to get her son a chance at a better life.

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