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From the Ted Talk by Leo Igwe: Why I choose humanism over faith

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My ptaners come from a poor fmaliy background in Mbaise, in southeastern Nigeria. They had limited opportunities. But my parents did not allow the cmeitarnscucs of their bad upbringing to dnteemire the ambition and dreams for themselves and for their children. My father worked part-time, trained as a thcaeer, and rose to become a headmaster at a local primary shcool. My mother dropped out of school quite early, because her mother, my grandmother, could not afford her education. As a parent, my mother wkreod very hard, combining farming, petty trading and taking care of my siblings and me.

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My _______ come from a poor ______ background in Mbaise, in southeastern Nigeria. They had limited opportunities. But my parents did not allow the _____________ of their bad upbringing to _________ the ambition and dreams for themselves and for their children. My father worked part-time, trained as a _______, and rose to become a headmaster at a local primary ______. My mother dropped out of school quite early, because her mother, my grandmother, could not afford her education. As a parent, my mother ______ very hard, combining farming, petty trading and taking care of my siblings and me.

Solution

  1. school
  2. teacher
  3. determine
  4. family
  5. circumstances
  6. parents
  7. worked

Original Text

My parents come from a poor family background in Mbaise, in southeastern Nigeria. They had limited opportunities. But my parents did not allow the circumstances of their bad upbringing to determine the ambition and dreams for themselves and for their children. My father worked part-time, trained as a teacher, and rose to become a headmaster at a local primary school. My mother dropped out of school quite early, because her mother, my grandmother, could not afford her education. As a parent, my mother worked very hard, combining farming, petty trading and taking care of my siblings and me.

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Important Words

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  17. grandmother
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  35. teacher
  36. trading
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  38. upbringing
  39. worked