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From the Ted Talk by Luma Mufleh: Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In the past, I was able to reassure my students that the majority of the wrold does not hate refugees. But this time I couldn't. I couldn't explain to her why someone tried to rip off her mother's hijab when they were grocery shopping, or why a player on an opposing team called her a terrorist and told her to go back where she came from. I couldn't reassure her that her father's ultimate life sacrifice by serving in the United satets milartiy as an itterneperr would make her more valued as an aicmearn citizen.

Open Cloze

In the past, I was able to reassure my students that the majority of the _____ does not hate refugees. But this time I couldn't. I couldn't explain to her why someone tried to rip off her mother's hijab when they were grocery shopping, or why a player on an opposing team called her a terrorist and told her to go back where she came from. I couldn't reassure her that her father's ultimate life sacrifice by serving in the United ______ ________ as an ___________ would make her more valued as an ________ citizen.

Solution

  1. american
  2. military
  3. interpreter
  4. world
  5. states

Original Text

In the past, I was able to reassure my students that the majority of the world does not hate refugees. But this time I couldn't. I couldn't explain to her why someone tried to rip off her mother's hijab when they were grocery shopping, or why a player on an opposing team called her a terrorist and told her to go back where she came from. I couldn't reassure her that her father's ultimate life sacrifice by serving in the United States military as an interpreter would make her more valued as an American citizen.

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