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From the Ted Talk by Nighat Dad: How Pakistani women are taking the internet back

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I come from a very small village in Punjab, Pakistan, where women are not alwloed to pursue their higher education. The eredls of my extended family didn't allow their women to pursue their higher ecouatidn or their professional ceearrs. However, unlike the other male guardians of my family, my father was one who really supported my ambitions. To get my law degree, of course, it was really difficult, and [there were] frowns of disapproval. But in the end, I knew it's either me or them, and I chose myself.

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I come from a very small village in Punjab, Pakistan, where women are not _______ to pursue their higher education. The ______ of my extended family didn't allow their women to pursue their higher _________ or their professional _______. However, unlike the other male guardians of my family, my father was one who really supported my ambitions. To get my law degree, of course, it was really difficult, and [there were] frowns of disapproval. But in the end, I knew it's either me or them, and I chose myself.

Solution

  1. careers
  2. elders
  3. allowed
  4. education

Original Text

I come from a very small village in Punjab, Pakistan, where women are not allowed to pursue their higher education. The elders of my extended family didn't allow their women to pursue their higher education or their professional careers. However, unlike the other male guardians of my family, my father was one who really supported my ambitions. To get my law degree, of course, it was really difficult, and [there were] frowns of disapproval. But in the end, I knew it's either me or them, and I chose myself.

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Important Words

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  2. ambitions
  3. careers
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  14. guardians
  15. higher
  16. knew
  17. law
  18. male
  19. pakistan
  20. professional
  21. punjab
  22. pursue
  23. small
  24. supported
  25. village
  26. women