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11 June, 22:11

Read the excerpt from "Albert Schweitzer: A Life of Service and Sacrifice."

By the time Albert was twenty-one years old, it was clear to his friends and family that he was a very gifted man who would succeed in any career. Albert was also aware of his many talents, but instead of thinking about success, he was filled with feelings of gratitude. He began to develop the idea that he ought to pay something back for all of the good fortune in his life. He created an unusual life plan. He pledged to serve his own interests only until he turned thirty. After that, he would serve the world.

Which phrases in the excerpt does the author use to show that Schweitzer is talented and destined to do well?

1. "very gifted" and "who would succeed"

2. "thinking about success" and "feelings of gratitude"

3. "develop the idea" and "good fortune"

4. "his own interests" and "serve the world"

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  1. 11 June, 23:13
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    1. "very gifted" and "who would succeed"

    Explanation:

    Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965) was a French polymath. He was a citizen of German Empire by birth and later became a French citizen after World War I as his native town Alsac had become part of France. He was a theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. He received Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life"

    Option 1 is correct as it says "very gifted", which means he had gifted talent and "who would succeed in any career" also shows that he had many diverse interests and talent.

    Option 2 is not correct because just "thinking of success" has no indication of any talent, "feelings of gratitude" shows humility not talent.

    Option 3 is not correct because "develop the idea" is not necessarily related with talent, and "good fortune" too is ambiguous when talking about someone's talent.

    Option 4 is not correct because "his own interests" and "serve the world" have no indication of talent.
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