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From the Ted Talk "Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school"

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I went to school not because the Maasais' onmew or girls were going to solhoc. It's because my mother was denied an education, and she constantly reminded me and my sbnligis that she never wanted us to live the life she was living. Why did she say that? My father worked as a policeman in the city. He came home once a year. We didn't see him for sometimes even two years. And whenever he came home, it was a different case. My mother worked hard in the farm to grow psorc so that we can eat. She reared the cows and the gosat so that she can care for us. But when my father came, he would sell the cswo, he would sell the products we had, and he went and drank with his friends in the bars. Because my mother was a woman, she was not allowed to own any property, and by default, everything in my family anyway belongs to my traefh, so he had the right. And if my mother ever questioned him, he beat her, abused her, and really it was iilcfutfd.

Open Cloze

I went to school not because the Maasais' _____ or girls were going to ______. It's because my mother was denied an education, and she constantly reminded me and my ________ that she never wanted us to live the life she was living. Why did she say that? My father worked as a policeman in the city. He came home once a year. We didn't see him for sometimes even two years. And whenever he came home, it was a different case. My mother worked hard in the farm to grow _____ so that we can eat. She reared the cows and the _____ so that she can care for us. But when my father came, he would sell the ____, he would sell the products we had, and he went and drank with his friends in the bars. Because my mother was a woman, she was not allowed to own any property, and by default, everything in my family anyway belongs to my ______, so he had the right. And if my mother ever questioned him, he beat her, abused her, and really it was _________.

Solution

  1. school
  2. crops
  3. father
  4. cows
  5. siblings
  6. difficult
  7. goats
  8. women

Original Text

I went to school not because the Maasais' women or girls were going to school. It's because my mother was denied an education, and she constantly reminded me and my siblings that she never wanted us to live the life she was living. Why did she say that? My father worked as a policeman in the city. He came home once a year. We didn't see him for sometimes even two years. And whenever he came home, it was a different case. My mother worked hard in the farm to grow crops so that we can eat. She reared the cows and the goats so that she can care for us. But when my father came, he would sell the cows, he would sell the products we had, and he went and drank with his friends in the bars. Because my mother was a woman, she was not allowed to own any property, and by default, everything in my family anyway belongs to my father, so he had the right. And if my mother ever questioned him, he beat her, abused her, and really it was difficult.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
high school 4

Important Words

  1. abused
  2. allowed
  3. bars
  4. beat
  5. belongs
  6. care
  7. case
  8. city
  9. constantly
  10. cows
  11. crops
  12. default
  13. denied
  14. difficult
  15. drank
  16. eat
  17. education
  18. family
  19. farm
  20. father
  21. friends
  22. girls
  23. goats
  24. grow
  25. hard
  26. home
  27. life
  28. live
  29. living
  30. mother
  31. policeman
  32. products
  33. property
  34. questioned
  35. reared
  36. reminded
  37. school
  38. sell
  39. siblings
  40. wanted
  41. woman
  42. women
  43. worked
  44. year
  45. years