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"From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Nyamayaro: An invitation to men who want a better world for women"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Two years later, fmanie hit my country for the second time. My grandmother had no choice but to send me to the city to live with an aunt I had never met before. So at the age of 10, I found myself in school for the very first time. And there, at the city school, I would experience what it was to be unequal. You see, in the village, we were all equal. But in the eyes and the midns of the other kids, I was not their equal. I couldn't speak English, and I was way behind in tmres of reading and writing. But this feeling of inequality would get even more complex. Every school holiday spent back in the village with my grandmother made me consciously aware of the inequalities this idcelnirbe oioutnpptry had cetread within my own family. suldndey, I had much more than the rest of my village. And in their eyes, I was no lneogr their equal.

Open Cloze

Two years later, ______ hit my country for the second time. My grandmother had no choice but to send me to the city to live with an aunt I had never met before. So at the age of 10, I found myself in school for the very first time. And there, at the city school, I would experience what it was to be unequal. You see, in the village, we were all equal. But in the eyes and the _____ of the other kids, I was not their equal. I couldn't speak English, and I was way behind in _____ of reading and writing. But this feeling of inequality would get even more complex. Every school holiday spent back in the village with my grandmother made me consciously aware of the inequalities this __________ ___________ had _______ within my own family. ________, I had much more than the rest of my village. And in their eyes, I was no ______ their equal.

Solution

  1. opportunity
  2. famine
  3. minds
  4. longer
  5. suddenly
  6. terms
  7. incredible
  8. created

Original Text

Two years later, famine hit my country for the second time. My grandmother had no choice but to send me to the city to live with an aunt I had never met before. So at the age of 10, I found myself in school for the very first time. And there, at the city school, I would experience what it was to be unequal. You see, in the village, we were all equal. But in the eyes and the minds of the other kids, I was not their equal. I couldn't speak English, and I was way behind in terms of reading and writing. But this feeling of inequality would get even more complex. Every school holiday spent back in the village with my grandmother made me consciously aware of the inequalities this incredible opportunity had created within my own family. Suddenly, I had much more than the rest of my village. And in their eyes, I was no longer their equal.

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blue uniform 3
gender equality 3

Important Words

  1. age
  2. aunt
  3. aware
  4. choice
  5. city
  6. complex
  7. consciously
  8. country
  9. created
  10. english
  11. equal
  12. experience
  13. eyes
  14. family
  15. famine
  16. feeling
  17. grandmother
  18. hit
  19. holiday
  20. incredible
  21. inequalities
  22. inequality
  23. kids
  24. live
  25. longer
  26. met
  27. minds
  28. opportunity
  29. reading
  30. rest
  31. school
  32. send
  33. speak
  34. spent
  35. suddenly
  36. terms
  37. time
  38. unequal
  39. village
  40. writing
  41. years