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

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In those days, we were living in a very small, one-roomed house in kcaarhi. Every year, during the monsoon seasons, our house would flood up with water — rainwater and sagewe — and my mom and dad would be taking the water out. In those days, my dad brought home a huge machine, a computer. It was so big it looked as if it was going to take up half of the only room we had, and had so many pieces and wires that needed to be connected. But it was still the most exciting thing that has ever hnppeaed to me and my sisters. My oldest borehtr Ali got to be in charge of taking care of the computer, and all of us were given 10 to 15 minutes every day to use it. Being the oldest of eight kids, I got to use it the last, and that was after I had wshead the dishes, cleaned the house, made dinner with my mom, and put blankets on the folor for everyone to sleep, and after that, I would run to the cuotmper, ccoennt it to the Internet, and have pure joy and wonder for 10 to 15 minutes.

Open Cloze

In those days, we were living in a very small, one-roomed house in _______. Every year, during the monsoon seasons, our house would flood up with water — rainwater and ______ — and my mom and dad would be taking the water out. In those days, my dad brought home a huge machine, a computer. It was so big it looked as if it was going to take up half of the only room we had, and had so many pieces and wires that needed to be connected. But it was still the most exciting thing that has ever ________ to me and my sisters. My oldest _______ Ali got to be in charge of taking care of the computer, and all of us were given 10 to 15 minutes every day to use it. Being the oldest of eight kids, I got to use it the last, and that was after I had ______ the dishes, cleaned the house, made dinner with my mom, and put blankets on the _____ for everyone to sleep, and after that, I would run to the ________, _______ it to the Internet, and have pure joy and wonder for 10 to 15 minutes.

Solution

  1. happened
  2. connect
  3. computer
  4. karachi
  5. floor
  6. washed
  7. sewage
  8. brother

Original Text

In those days, we were living in a very small, one-roomed house in Karachi. Every year, during the monsoon seasons, our house would flood up with water — rainwater and sewage — and my mom and dad would be taking the water out. In those days, my dad brought home a huge machine, a computer. It was so big it looked as if it was going to take up half of the only room we had, and had so many pieces and wires that needed to be connected. But it was still the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me and my sisters. My oldest brother Ali got to be in charge of taking care of the computer, and all of us were given 10 to 15 minutes every day to use it. Being the oldest of eight kids, I got to use it the last, and that was after I had washed the dishes, cleaned the house, made dinner with my mom, and put blankets on the floor for everyone to sleep, and after that, I would run to the computer, connect it to the Internet, and have pure joy and wonder for 10 to 15 minutes.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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fashion industry 2
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Important Words

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  50. year