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"From the Ted Talk by Giles Duley: When a reporter becomes the story"

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Suddenly, though, everything got a bit out of crotnol, and, although it was still dawn, we were flelid in this small little compound we had made with literally hnudrdes of people turning up with ailments and diseases and just ... a hopeless siuotiatn. And that's exactly what their situation is — helpless. A child with a tumor that nobody helped, who was slowly suffocating. I got in a bit of a pianc, because these people were coming up to me, desperate, and I was trying to explain to the vgaille elder that I was not a doctor, and I couldn't help these people. And the village elder turned to me and he said, "No, it's really important; these people know you're not a doctor, but at least somebody is now telling their srtoy, and somebody is recording what is happening to them." And it was a good moment for me. It was a realization that maybe it was worthwhile going off and doing these things.

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Suddenly, though, everything got a bit out of _______, and, although it was still dawn, we were ______ in this small little compound we had made with literally ________ of people turning up with ailments and diseases and just ... a hopeless _________. And that's exactly what their situation is — helpless. A child with a tumor that nobody helped, who was slowly suffocating. I got in a bit of a _____, because these people were coming up to me, desperate, and I was trying to explain to the _______ elder that I was not a doctor, and I couldn't help these people. And the village elder turned to me and he said, "No, it's really important; these people know you're not a doctor, but at least somebody is now telling their _____, and somebody is recording what is happening to them." And it was a good moment for me. It was a realization that maybe it was worthwhile going off and doing these things.

Solution

  1. control
  2. story
  3. hundreds
  4. village
  5. situation
  6. panic
  7. filled

Original Text

Suddenly, though, everything got a bit out of control, and, although it was still dawn, we were filled in this small little compound we had made with literally hundreds of people turning up with ailments and diseases and just ... a hopeless situation. And that's exactly what their situation is — helpless. A child with a tumor that nobody helped, who was slowly suffocating. I got in a bit of a panic, because these people were coming up to me, desperate, and I was trying to explain to the village elder that I was not a doctor, and I couldn't help these people. And the village elder turned to me and he said, "No, it's really important; these people know you're not a doctor, but at least somebody is now telling their story, and somebody is recording what is happening to them." And it was a good moment for me. It was a realization that maybe it was worthwhile going off and doing these things.

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collocation frequency
street kids 4
village elder 3

Important Words

  1. ailments
  2. bit
  3. child
  4. coming
  5. compound
  6. control
  7. dawn
  8. desperate
  9. diseases
  10. doctor
  11. elder
  12. explain
  13. filled
  14. good
  15. happening
  16. helped
  17. helpless
  18. hopeless
  19. hundreds
  20. literally
  21. moment
  22. panic
  23. people
  24. realization
  25. recording
  26. situation
  27. slowly
  28. small
  29. story
  30. suddenly
  31. suffocating
  32. telling
  33. tumor
  34. turned
  35. turning
  36. village
  37. worthwhile