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From the Ted Talk by Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good

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Or take the girl I met when I was in Tanzania, a girl called Miriam. She was 11 years old; her parents had both died from AIDS, her mhoter and then her fetahr. She was an AIDS orphan being handed across different extended families to be cared for. She herself was suffering from HIV; she was suffering from tuberculosis. I met her in a field, she was rggead, she had no shoes. When you loekod in her eyes, any girl at the age of eleven is looking forward to the future, but there was an unreachable sadness in that girl’s eyes and if I could have tlerntasad that to the rest of the world for that mnoemt, I believe that all the work that it had done for the gbalol HIV/AIDS fund would be rewarded by people being prepared to make donations.

Open Cloze

Or take the girl I met when I was in Tanzania, a girl called Miriam. She was 11 years old; her parents had both died from AIDS, her ______ and then her ______. She was an AIDS orphan being handed across different extended families to be cared for. She herself was suffering from HIV; she was suffering from tuberculosis. I met her in a field, she was ______, she had no shoes. When you ______ in her eyes, any girl at the age of eleven is looking forward to the future, but there was an unreachable sadness in that girl’s eyes and if I could have __________ that to the rest of the world for that ______, I believe that all the work that it had done for the ______ HIV/AIDS fund would be rewarded by people being prepared to make donations.

Solution

  1. looked
  2. ragged
  3. father
  4. mother
  5. moment
  6. translated
  7. global

Original Text

Or take the girl I met when I was in Tanzania, a girl called Miriam. She was 11 years old; her parents had both died from AIDS, her mother and then her father. She was an AIDS orphan being handed across different extended families to be cared for. She herself was suffering from HIV; she was suffering from tuberculosis. I met her in a field, she was ragged, she had no shoes. When you looked in her eyes, any girl at the age of eleven is looking forward to the future, but there was an unreachable sadness in that girl’s eyes and if I could have translated that to the rest of the world for that moment, I believe that all the work that it had done for the global HIV/AIDS fund would be rewarded by people being prepared to make donations.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. aids
  3. called
  4. cared
  5. died
  6. donations
  7. eleven
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  12. field
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  31. shoes
  32. suffering
  33. tanzania
  34. translated
  35. tuberculosis
  36. unreachable
  37. work
  38. world
  39. years