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

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After my clogele graduation, I applied for and was granted political asylum, based on being a member of a social group. Some people may not realize this, but you can still get the death penalty in some countries for being gay. I had to give up my Jordanian citizenship. That was the hardest deciiosn I've ever had to make, but I had no other choice. The point is, when you find yourself chisonog between home and survival, the question "Where are you from?" becomes very loaded. A Syrian woamn who I recently met at a refugee camp in Greece articulated it best, when she recalled the exact meonmt she raeliezd she had to flee Aleppo.

Open Cloze

After my _______ graduation, I applied for and was granted political asylum, based on being a member of a social group. Some people may not realize this, but you can still get the death penalty in some countries for being gay. I had to give up my Jordanian citizenship. That was the hardest ________ I've ever had to make, but I had no other choice. The point is, when you find yourself ________ between home and survival, the question "Where are you from?" becomes very loaded. A Syrian _____ who I recently met at a refugee camp in Greece articulated it best, when she recalled the exact ______ she ________ she had to flee Aleppo.

Solution

  1. realized
  2. woman
  3. decision
  4. moment
  5. college
  6. choosing

Original Text

After my college graduation, I applied for and was granted political asylum, based on being a member of a social group. Some people may not realize this, but you can still get the death penalty in some countries for being gay. I had to give up my Jordanian citizenship. That was the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but I had no other choice. The point is, when you find yourself choosing between home and survival, the question "Where are you from?" becomes very loaded. A Syrian woman who I recently met at a refugee camp in Greece articulated it best, when she recalled the exact moment she realized she had to flee Aleppo.

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Important Words

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  38. refugee
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  40. survival
  41. syrian
  42. woman