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From the Ted Talk by Inge Missmahl: Bringing peace to the minds of Afghanistan

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No one can survive alone. And if people feel used, wsohtrels and ashamed, because something horrible has happened to them, then they retreat, and they fall into saicol isolation, and they do not dare to tell this evil to other poelpe or to their lvoed ones, because they do not want to burden them. And very often violence is a way to cope with it. trtuaizeamd people also easily lose control — stpyomms are hyper-arousal and memory flashbacks — so people are in a cnnaotst fear that those hrrolibe feelings of that traumatic event might come back unexpectedly, suddenly, and they cannot control it. To cosmanetpe this loss of inner control, they try to control the outside, very understandably — mostly the family — and unfortunately, this fits very well into the traditional side, regressive side, repressive side, rvtetcrsiie side of the cultural context. So, husbands start beating wives, mothers and fathers beat their children, and afterward, they feel awful. They did not want to do this, it just happened — they lost control. The desperate try to restore order and normality, and if we are not able to cut this circle of violence, it will be tfarrrseend to the next gaieontren without a doubt. And partly this is already happening.

Open Cloze

No one can survive alone. And if people feel used, _________ and ashamed, because something horrible has happened to them, then they retreat, and they fall into ______ isolation, and they do not dare to tell this evil to other ______ or to their _____ ones, because they do not want to burden them. And very often violence is a way to cope with it. ___________ people also easily lose control — ________ are hyper-arousal and memory flashbacks — so people are in a ________ fear that those ________ feelings of that traumatic event might come back unexpectedly, suddenly, and they cannot control it. To __________ this loss of inner control, they try to control the outside, very understandably — mostly the family — and unfortunately, this fits very well into the traditional side, regressive side, repressive side, ___________ side of the cultural context. So, husbands start beating wives, mothers and fathers beat their children, and afterward, they feel awful. They did not want to do this, it just happened — they lost control. The desperate try to restore order and normality, and if we are not able to cut this circle of violence, it will be ___________ to the next __________ without a doubt. And partly this is already happening.

Solution

  1. worthless
  2. horrible
  3. constant
  4. restrictive
  5. compensate
  6. transferred
  7. people
  8. loved
  9. traumatized
  10. social
  11. generation
  12. symptoms

Original Text

No one can survive alone. And if people feel used, worthless and ashamed, because something horrible has happened to them, then they retreat, and they fall into social isolation, and they do not dare to tell this evil to other people or to their loved ones, because they do not want to burden them. And very often violence is a way to cope with it. Traumatized people also easily lose control — symptoms are hyper-arousal and memory flashbacks — so people are in a constant fear that those horrible feelings of that traumatic event might come back unexpectedly, suddenly, and they cannot control it. To compensate this loss of inner control, they try to control the outside, very understandably — mostly the family — and unfortunately, this fits very well into the traditional side, regressive side, repressive side, restrictive side of the cultural context. So, husbands start beating wives, mothers and fathers beat their children, and afterward, they feel awful. They did not want to do this, it just happened — they lost control. The desperate try to restore order and normality, and if we are not able to cut this circle of violence, it will be transferred to the next generation without a doubt. And partly this is already happening.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  47. restore
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