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Today, education has become a priority for many parents seeking to secure a good Mure for their children in this rapidly changing world. They believe that if their children apply themselves and work hard at school, then they will increase their opportunities for going to higher education and eventually getting a good job. Of course they are right, and as access to the best education and best jobs is becoming more competitive, then it is true that children have to make the best of their study time when they are young.

This paragraph is from IELTS Cambridge book 3, from a writing sample prepared by an examiner as a very good answer.

I checked Longman Dictionary and it did not have "Mure". I then checked the net and it says "something resembling a wall" which does not make sense to me in this context.

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    +1 for telling us where the text is from and what you found when you looked for an answer before posting your question. Details like those are very helpful. – ColleenV parted ways Oct 18 at 12:27
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about some kind of typesetting or OCR / transcription error. The original text was obviously ...seeking to secure a good future for their children~. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Oct 18 at 12:34
  • It is a waste of time searching for the meaning of Mure. It is a mistake – successive suspension Oct 18 at 14:48
  • I once read a science fiction story involving the "Three Laws of Robotics", one of which says "A robot may not injure a human being". A robot kills a human being, and when it is questioned afterwards, says "Oh no! I thought it said 'a robot may not immure a human being!" – Michael Harvey Oct 18 at 18:16
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It's a mistake. The word should be future.

Today, education has become a priority for many parents seeking to secure a good future for their children in this rapidly changing world.

Here's a link that contains the text, without the error.

  • It's an OCR error, then? The 'fut' of 'future' being rendered as a capital M? – Michael Harvey Oct 18 at 22:21

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