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From the Ted Talk "Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace."

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1983 to him, an Egyptian engineer, and a loving American mother and redga school rceetah, who together tried their best to create a happy childhood for me. It wasn't until I was seven years old that our flimay dynamic started to change. My father exposed me to a side of lmias that few people, ilningdcu the majority of Muslims, get to see. It's been my experience that when people take the time to titcrnae with one another, it doesn't take long to realize that for the most part, we all want the same things out of life. However, in every religion, in every population, you'll dnfi a small percentage of people who hold so fervently to their beliefs that they feel they must use any means necessary to make others live as they do.

Open Cloze

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1983 to him, an Egyptian engineer, and a loving American mother and _____ school _______, who together tried their best to create a happy childhood for me. It wasn't until I was seven years old that our ______ dynamic started to change. My father exposed me to a side of _____ that few people, _________ the majority of Muslims, get to see. It's been my experience that when people take the time to ________ with one another, it doesn't take long to realize that for the most part, we all want the same things out of life. However, in every religion, in every population, you'll ____ a small percentage of people who hold so fervently to their beliefs that they feel they must use any means necessary to make others live as they do.

Solution

  1. family
  2. grade
  3. interact
  4. teacher
  5. including
  6. find
  7. islam

Original Text

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1983 to him, an Egyptian engineer, and a loving American mother and grade school teacher, who together tried their best to create a happy childhood for me. It wasn't until I was seven years old that our family dynamic started to change. My father exposed me to a side of Islam that few people, including the majority of Muslims, get to see. It's been my experience that when people take the time to interact with one another, it doesn't take long to realize that for the most part, we all want the same things out of life. However, in every religion, in every population, you'll find a small percentage of people who hold so fervently to their beliefs that they feel they must use any means necessary to make others live as they do.

Important Words

  1. american
  2. beliefs
  3. born
  4. change
  5. childhood
  6. create
  7. dynamic
  8. egyptian
  9. engineer
  10. experience
  11. exposed
  12. family
  13. father
  14. feel
  15. fervently
  16. find
  17. grade
  18. happy
  19. hold
  20. including
  21. interact
  22. islam
  23. life
  24. live
  25. long
  26. loving
  27. majority
  28. means
  29. mother
  30. muslims
  31. part
  32. pennsylvania
  33. people
  34. percentage
  35. pittsburgh
  36. population
  37. realize
  38. religion
  39. school
  40. side
  41. small
  42. started
  43. teacher
  44. time
  45. years