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

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The Maasais, the boys are burghot up to be warriors. The girls are brought up to be mothers. When I was five years old, I found out that I was engaged to be married as soon as I reached pbetury. My mother, my grandmother, my aunties, they constantly rdnieemd me that your hausbnd just psased by. (Laughter) Cool, yeah? And everything I had to do from that moment was to prepare me to be a perfect woman at age 12. My day started at 5 in the morning, mikilng the cows, sweeping the house, cooking for my siblings, collecting water, firewood. I did everything that I needed to do to become a perfect wife.

Open Cloze

The Maasais, the boys are _______ up to be warriors. The girls are brought up to be mothers. When I was five years old, I found out that I was engaged to be married as soon as I reached _______. My mother, my grandmother, my aunties, they constantly ________ me that your _______ just ______ by. (Laughter) Cool, yeah? And everything I had to do from that moment was to prepare me to be a perfect woman at age 12. My day started at 5 in the morning, _______ the cows, sweeping the house, cooking for my siblings, collecting water, firewood. I did everything that I needed to do to become a perfect wife.

Solution

  1. husband
  2. reminded
  3. brought
  4. milking
  5. passed
  6. puberty

Original Text

The Maasais, the boys are brought up to be warriors. The girls are brought up to be mothers. When I was five years old, I found out that I was engaged to be married as soon as I reached puberty. My mother, my grandmother, my aunties, they constantly reminded me that your husband just passed by. (Laughter) Cool, yeah? And everything I had to do from that moment was to prepare me to be a perfect woman at age 12. My day started at 5 in the morning, milking the cows, sweeping the house, cooking for my siblings, collecting water, firewood. I did everything that I needed to do to become a perfect wife.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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white sneakers 2
good news 2
fourth grade 2

Important Words

  1. age
  2. aunties
  3. boys
  4. brought
  5. collecting
  6. constantly
  7. cooking
  8. cool
  9. cows
  10. day
  11. engaged
  12. firewood
  13. girls
  14. grandmother
  15. house
  16. husband
  17. laughter
  18. maasais
  19. married
  20. milking
  21. moment
  22. morning
  23. mother
  24. mothers
  25. needed
  26. passed
  27. perfect
  28. prepare
  29. puberty
  30. reached
  31. reminded
  32. siblings
  33. started
  34. sweeping
  35. warriors
  36. water
  37. wife
  38. woman
  39. yeah
  40. years