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From the Ted Talk by Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with nonviolence

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And my hneroie here — like Satish's — is Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She was leading a group of settdnus on a protest in the streets of Rangoon. They came around a corner faced with a row of machine guns. And she realized straight away that the soldiers with their fingers shaking on the triggers were more secard than the sedtnut protesters behind her. But she told the students to sit down. And she walked forward with such calm and such clarity and such ttoal lack of fear that she could walk right up to the first gun, put her hand on it and lower it. And no one got killed.

Open Cloze

And my _______ here — like Satish's — is Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She was leading a group of ________ on a protest in the streets of Rangoon. They came around a corner faced with a row of machine guns. And she realized straight away that the soldiers with their fingers shaking on the triggers were more ______ than the _______ protesters behind her. But she told the students to sit down. And she walked forward with such calm and such clarity and such _____ lack of fear that she could walk right up to the first gun, put her hand on it and lower it. And no one got killed.

Solution

  1. scared
  2. students
  3. student
  4. heroine
  5. total

Original Text

And my heroine here — like Satish's — is Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She was leading a group of students on a protest in the streets of Rangoon. They came around a corner faced with a row of machine guns. And she realized straight away that the soldiers with their fingers shaking on the triggers were more scared than the student protesters behind her. But she told the students to sit down. And she walked forward with such calm and such clarity and such total lack of fear that she could walk right up to the first gun, put her hand on it and lower it. And no one got killed.

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Important Words

  1. aung
  2. burma
  3. calm
  4. clarity
  5. corner
  6. faced
  7. fear
  8. fingers
  9. group
  10. gun
  11. guns
  12. hand
  13. heroine
  14. killed
  15. kyi
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  18. machine
  19. protest
  20. protesters
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  22. rangoon
  23. realized
  24. row
  25. san
  26. scared
  27. shaking
  28. sit
  29. soldiers
  30. straight
  31. streets
  32. student
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  34. suu
  35. told
  36. total
  37. triggers
  38. walk
  39. walked