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

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I was born in Jordan 11 years later. It was really important to my grdntaeohmr for us to know our history and our journey. I was eight yraes old when she took me to visit my first rfeguee camp. I didn't understand why. I didn't know why it was so imotpnrat to her for us to go. I remember walking into the camp hlidnog her hand, and her saying, "Go play with the kids," while she visited with the women in the camp. I didn't want to. These kids weren't like me. They were poor. They lived in a camp. I refused. She knelt down beside me and firmly said, "Go. And don't come back until you've played. Don't ever think people are beneath you or that you have nothing to learn from others."

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I was born in Jordan 11 years later. It was really important to my ___________ for us to know our history and our journey. I was eight _____ old when she took me to visit my first _______ camp. I didn't understand why. I didn't know why it was so _________ to her for us to go. I remember walking into the camp _______ her hand, and her saying, "Go play with the kids," while she visited with the women in the camp. I didn't want to. These kids weren't like me. They were poor. They lived in a camp. I refused. She knelt down beside me and firmly said, "Go. And don't come back until you've played. Don't ever think people are beneath you or that you have nothing to learn from others."

Solution

  1. refugee
  2. years
  3. holding
  4. important
  5. grandmother

Original Text

I was born in Jordan 11 years later. It was really important to my grandmother for us to know our history and our journey. I was eight years old when she took me to visit my first refugee camp. I didn't understand why. I didn't know why it was so important to her for us to go. I remember walking into the camp holding her hand, and her saying, "Go play with the kids," while she visited with the women in the camp. I didn't want to. These kids weren't like me. They were poor. They lived in a camp. I refused. She knelt down beside me and firmly said, "Go. And don't come back until you've played. Don't ever think people are beneath you or that you have nothing to learn from others."

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