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From the Ted Talk by Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò: Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again

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This must change. Africa must become a place of knowledge again. Knowledge production actually epdnxas the economy. Take aghceooialarcl digs, for instance, and their impact on tourism. Our desires to unearth our antiquity, especially those remote times of which we have no written records, requires investment in archaeology and reelatd diicpenlsis, e.g., paleoanthropology. Yet, although it is our past we seek to know, by sheer serendipity, archaeology may shed light on the global human experience and yield eioncmoc pfyaofs that were no part of the original reasons for digging.

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This must change. Africa must become a place of knowledge again. Knowledge production actually _______ the economy. Take ______________ digs, for instance, and their impact on tourism. Our desires to unearth our antiquity, especially those remote times of which we have no written records, requires investment in archaeology and _______ ___________, e.g., paleoanthropology. Yet, although it is our past we seek to know, by sheer serendipity, archaeology may shed light on the global human experience and yield ________ _______ that were no part of the original reasons for digging.

Solution

  1. expands
  2. payoffs
  3. disciplines
  4. archaeological
  5. economic
  6. related

Original Text

This must change. Africa must become a place of knowledge again. Knowledge production actually expands the economy. Take archaeological digs, for instance, and their impact on tourism. Our desires to unearth our antiquity, especially those remote times of which we have no written records, requires investment in archaeology and related disciplines, e.g., paleoanthropology. Yet, although it is our past we seek to know, by sheer serendipity, archaeology may shed light on the global human experience and yield economic payoffs that were no part of the original reasons for digging.

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Important Words

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