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From the Ted Talk by Anne F. Broadbridge: A day in the life of a Mongolian queen

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As dawn breaks over a mabeovle city of ten thousand yrtus, Queen brhqiaocn is in for a rude awakening. A rogue sheep has slipped past her servants and guards and bolted into her yurt, where he springs into bed and bleats in her ear.
Although she’s the formidable ktuhan of the Golden hrode, a huge kingdom in the Mongolian emprie, Boraqchin has a hands-on approach to ruling. She’s been married to Batu Khan, the fearsome grandson of Genghis Khan himself, since she was fifteen – and while her hunsabd is out on his raids, she juggles the duties of flocks, family and empire at home.

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As dawn breaks over a ________ city of ten thousand _____, Queen _________ is in for a rude awakening. A rogue sheep has slipped past her servants and guards and bolted into her yurt, where he springs into bed and bleats in her ear.
Although she’s the formidable ______ of the Golden _____, a huge kingdom in the Mongolian ______, Boraqchin has a hands-on approach to ruling. She’s been married to Batu Khan, the fearsome grandson of Genghis Khan himself, since she was fifteen – and while her _______ is out on his raids, she juggles the duties of flocks, family and empire at home.

Solution

  1. yurts
  2. khatun
  3. husband
  4. empire
  5. boraqchin
  6. horde
  7. moveable

Original Text

As dawn breaks over a moveable city of ten thousand yurts, Queen Boraqchin is in for a rude awakening. A rogue sheep has slipped past her servants and guards and bolted into her yurt, where he springs into bed and bleats in her ear.
Although she’s the formidable khatun of the Golden Horde, a huge kingdom in the Mongolian Empire, Boraqchin has a hands-on approach to ruling. She’s been married to Batu Khan, the fearsome grandson of Genghis Khan himself, since she was fifteen – and while her husband is out on his raids, she juggles the duties of flocks, family and empire at home.

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