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From the Ted Talk by Sakena Yacoobi: How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school

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But of course, we're doing all our work, we were giving teacher training. We were training women's rights, haumn rights, democracy, rule of law. We were giving all kndis of tiarinng. And one day, I tell you, one day I was in the office in Peshawar, Pakistan. All of a sudden, I saw my staff running to rooms and liokncg the doors and tlelnig me, "Run away, hide!" And you know, as a leader, what do you do? You're sarecd. You know it's dangerous. You know your life is on the line. But as a leader, you have to hold it together. You have to hold it together and show strength. So I said, "What's going on?" And these people were pouring into my office. So I invited them to the oifcfe. They came, and there were nine of them — nine Taliban. They were the ugliest looking men you can ever see.

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But of course, we're doing all our work, we were giving teacher training. We were training women's rights, _____ rights, democracy, rule of law. We were giving all _____ of ________. And one day, I tell you, one day I was in the office in Peshawar, Pakistan. All of a sudden, I saw my staff running to rooms and _______ the doors and _______ me, "Run away, hide!" And you know, as a leader, what do you do? You're ______. You know it's dangerous. You know your life is on the line. But as a leader, you have to hold it together. You have to hold it together and show strength. So I said, "What's going on?" And these people were pouring into my office. So I invited them to the ______. They came, and there were nine of them — nine Taliban. They were the ugliest looking men you can ever see.

Solution

  1. locking
  2. human
  3. training
  4. telling
  5. scared
  6. office
  7. kinds

Original Text

But of course, we're doing all our work, we were giving teacher training. We were training women's rights, human rights, democracy, rule of law. We were giving all kinds of training. And one day, I tell you, one day I was in the office in Peshawar, Pakistan. All of a sudden, I saw my staff running to rooms and locking the doors and telling me, "Run away, hide!" And you know, as a leader, what do you do? You're scared. You know it's dangerous. You know your life is on the line. But as a leader, you have to hold it together. You have to hold it together and show strength. So I said, "What's going on?" And these people were pouring into my office. So I invited them to the office. They came, and there were nine of them — nine Taliban. They were the ugliest looking men you can ever see.

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