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From the Ted Talk by Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

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My ciumntomy stood up against us, saying we were spreading un-Islamic behavior. We were challenging centuries-old customs in those communities. I remember my father receiving aynoomnus letters saying, "Your dhguaetr is spreading Western culture in the hobranloe societies." Our car was stoned at one point. One day I went to the oiffce and found our metal signboard wrinkled and broken as if a lot of people had been hiinttg it with something heavy. Things got so bad that I had to hide myself in many ways. I would put up the windows of the car, veil my face, not speak while I was in public, but eventually sittanuios got worse when my life was threatened, and I had to leave, back to Karachi, and our anotics stopped.

Open Cloze

My _________ stood up against us, saying we were spreading un-Islamic behavior. We were challenging centuries-old customs in those communities. I remember my father receiving _________ letters saying, "Your ________ is spreading Western culture in the _________ societies." Our car was stoned at one point. One day I went to the ______ and found our metal signboard wrinkled and broken as if a lot of people had been _______ it with something heavy. Things got so bad that I had to hide myself in many ways. I would put up the windows of the car, veil my face, not speak while I was in public, but eventually __________ got worse when my life was threatened, and I had to leave, back to Karachi, and our _______ stopped.

Solution

  1. office
  2. community
  3. honorable
  4. situations
  5. anonymous
  6. hitting
  7. daughter
  8. actions

Original Text

My community stood up against us, saying we were spreading un-Islamic behavior. We were challenging centuries-old customs in those communities. I remember my father receiving anonymous letters saying, "Your daughter is spreading Western culture in the honorable societies." Our car was stoned at one point. One day I went to the office and found our metal signboard wrinkled and broken as if a lot of people had been hitting it with something heavy. Things got so bad that I had to hide myself in many ways. I would put up the windows of the car, veil my face, not speak while I was in public, but eventually situations got worse when my life was threatened, and I had to leave, back to Karachi, and our actions stopped.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
honor killings 4
fashion industry 2
million women 2

Important Words

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