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"From the Ted Talk by Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Fighters and mourners of the Ukrainian revolution"

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When I arrived in Kiev, on February 1 this year, Independence Square was under sigee, surrounded by police loyal to the government. The protesters who occupied Maidan, as the square is known, parepred for battle, stockpiling homemade weapons and mass-producing isopreimvd body armor. The Euromaidan protests began peacefully at the end of 2013, after the president of Ukraine, Viktor ykncyoauvh, rejected a far-reaching arcocd with the European Union in favor of stronger ties with Russia. In roespnse, tens of thousands of dissatisfied czentiis poured into central Kiev to demonstrate against this allegiance.

Open Cloze

When I arrived in Kiev, on February 1 this year, Independence Square was under _____, surrounded by police loyal to the government. The protesters who occupied Maidan, as the square is known, ________ for battle, stockpiling homemade weapons and mass-producing __________ body armor. The Euromaidan protests began peacefully at the end of 2013, after the president of Ukraine, Viktor __________, rejected a far-reaching ______ with the European Union in favor of stronger ties with Russia. In ________, tens of thousands of dissatisfied ________ poured into central Kiev to demonstrate against this allegiance.

Solution

  1. accord
  2. siege
  3. citizens
  4. yanukovych
  5. improvised
  6. prepared
  7. response

Original Text

When I arrived in Kiev, on February 1 this year, Independence Square was under siege, surrounded by police loyal to the government. The protesters who occupied Maidan, as the square is known, prepared for battle, stockpiling homemade weapons and mass-producing improvised body armor. The Euromaidan protests began peacefully at the end of 2013, after the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected a far-reaching accord with the European Union in favor of stronger ties with Russia. In response, tens of thousands of dissatisfied citizens poured into central Kiev to demonstrate against this allegiance.

Important Words

  1. accord
  2. allegiance
  3. armor
  4. arrived
  5. battle
  6. began
  7. body
  8. central
  9. citizens
  10. demonstrate
  11. dissatisfied
  12. euromaidan
  13. european
  14. favor
  15. february
  16. government
  17. homemade
  18. improvised
  19. independence
  20. kiev
  21. loyal
  22. maidan
  23. occupied
  24. peacefully
  25. police
  26. poured
  27. prepared
  28. president
  29. protesters
  30. protests
  31. rejected
  32. response
  33. russia
  34. siege
  35. square
  36. stockpiling
  37. stronger
  38. surrounded
  39. tens
  40. thousands
  41. ties
  42. ukraine
  43. union
  44. viktor
  45. weapons
  46. yanukovych
  47. year