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From the Ted Talk by Kakenya Ntaiya: Empower a girl, transform a community

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So let me tell you about some of my glris. This is Faith. Faith comes from a very traditional flmaiy in the community. Her older sister had already gone through FGM and already married, but Faith was so determined. She really loved learning, and she wanted to come to my sochol when she heard about it. So she asked her father, her mother — anyone to bring her to my school. They all refused. Faith did something very brave. She stole an egg from her mother's hosue, went to the market, sold the egg and bought a siglne pencil. Then she walked five miels, clenching that pencil, trying to enroll. She arrived —

Open Cloze

So let me tell you about some of my _____. This is Faith. Faith comes from a very traditional ______ in the community. Her older sister had already gone through FGM and already married, but Faith was so determined. She really loved learning, and she wanted to come to my ______ when she heard about it. So she asked her father, her mother — anyone to bring her to my school. They all refused. Faith did something very brave. She stole an egg from her mother's _____, went to the market, sold the egg and bought a ______ pencil. Then she walked five _____, clenching that pencil, trying to enroll. She arrived —

Solution

  1. girls
  2. house
  3. school
  4. single
  5. miles
  6. family

Original Text

So let me tell you about some of my girls. This is Faith. Faith comes from a very traditional family in the community. Her older sister had already gone through FGM and already married, but Faith was so determined. She really loved learning, and she wanted to come to my school when she heard about it. So she asked her father, her mother — anyone to bring her to my school. They all refused. Faith did something very brave. She stole an egg from her mother's house, went to the market, sold the egg and bought a single pencil. Then she walked five miles, clenching that pencil, trying to enroll. She arrived —

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
child marriage 2
full potential 2
single girl 2

Important Words

  1. arrived
  2. asked
  3. bought
  4. brave
  5. bring
  6. clenching
  7. community
  8. determined
  9. egg
  10. enroll
  11. faith
  12. family
  13. father
  14. fgm
  15. girls
  16. heard
  17. house
  18. learning
  19. loved
  20. market
  21. married
  22. miles
  23. mother
  24. older
  25. pencil
  26. refused
  27. school
  28. single
  29. sister
  30. sold
  31. stole
  32. traditional
  33. walked
  34. wanted