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From the Ted Talk "Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition"

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Open Cloze

She walked into my office at a time when no one ____ where Afghanistan was in the United States. She said to me, "It is not about the burka." She was the most determined advocate for women's rights I had ever heard. She told me women were running underground schools in her communities inside Afghanistan, and that her organization, the ______ Institute of Learning, had started a school in Pakistan. She said, "The first thing anyone who is a Muslim knows is that the Koran ________ and strongly supports literacy. The prophet wanted every believer to be able to read the Koran for themselves." Had I heard right? Was a women's rights advocate invoking religion? But ______ ______ labels. She always wears a headscarf, but I've ______ alongside with her on a beach with her long ____ flying in the breeze. She ______ every lecture with a prayer, but she's a single, feisty, ___________ independent woman in a country where _____ are married off at the age of 12.

Solution

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  2. starts
  3. knew
  4. girls
  5. walked
  6. hair
  7. financially
  8. sakena
  9. afghan
  10. requires

Original Text

She walked into my office at a time when no one knew where Afghanistan was in the United States. She said to me, "It is not about the burka." She was the most determined advocate for women's rights I had ever heard. She told me women were running underground schools in her communities inside Afghanistan, and that her organization, the Afghan Institute of Learning, had started a school in Pakistan. She said, "The first thing anyone who is a Muslim knows is that the Koran requires and strongly supports literacy. The prophet wanted every believer to be able to read the Koran for themselves." Had I heard right? Was a women's rights advocate invoking religion? But Sakena defies labels. She always wears a headscarf, but I've walked alongside with her on a beach with her long hair flying in the breeze. She starts every lecture with a prayer, but she's a single, feisty, financially independent woman in a country where girls are married off at the age of 12.

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human rights 3

Important Words

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