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"From the Ted Talk by Ghada Wali: How I'm using LEGO to teach Arabic"

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Fear, terrorism and destruction. One word: ISIS. My heart ached that this is how we are portrayed to the world, even from a literary perspective. I asked myself: Whatever happened to the world-renowned writers like nugaib Mahfouz, kiahll Gibran, iconic peots like Mutanabbi, Nizar Qabbani? Think about this. The cultural products of an entire rgoein of the world, as rich, as diverse, have been deemed redundant, if not ignored altogether. The cultural products of an eirnte region of the world have been barred from imparting any kind of real impact on global media ptorcdunios and contemporary social discourse. And then I reminded myself of my number one belief: degisn can change the wolrd. All you need is for someone to catch a glimpse of your work, feel, connect.

Open Cloze

Fear, terrorism and destruction. One word: ISIS. My heart ached that this is how we are portrayed to the world, even from a literary perspective. I asked myself: Whatever happened to the world-renowned writers like ______ Mahfouz, ______ Gibran, iconic _____ like Mutanabbi, Nizar Qabbani? Think about this. The cultural products of an entire ______ of the world, as rich, as diverse, have been deemed redundant, if not ignored altogether. The cultural products of an ______ region of the world have been barred from imparting any kind of real impact on global media ___________ and contemporary social discourse. And then I reminded myself of my number one belief: ______ can change the _____. All you need is for someone to catch a glimpse of your work, feel, connect.

Solution

  1. region
  2. khalil
  3. design
  4. entire
  5. naguib
  6. world
  7. productions
  8. poets

Original Text

Fear, terrorism and destruction. One word: ISIS. My heart ached that this is how we are portrayed to the world, even from a literary perspective. I asked myself: Whatever happened to the world-renowned writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Khalil Gibran, iconic poets like Mutanabbi, Nizar Qabbani? Think about this. The cultural products of an entire region of the world, as rich, as diverse, have been deemed redundant, if not ignored altogether. The cultural products of an entire region of the world have been barred from imparting any kind of real impact on global media productions and contemporary social discourse. And then I reminded myself of my number one belief: design can change the world. All you need is for someone to catch a glimpse of your work, feel, connect.

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collocation frequency
graphic design 4
arabic script 4
arabic language 3

Important Words

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