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From the Ted Talk by Hajer Sharief: How to use family dinner to teach politics

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Politics is not only activism. It's anreewass, it's keeping ourselves informed, it's caring for the facts. When it's possible, it's casting a vote. Politics is the tool through which we structure ourselves as gouprs and societies. Politics governs every aspect of life, and by not participating in it, you're literally allowing other people to decide on what you can eat, wear, if you can have access to heltah care, free education, how much tax you pay, when you can retire, what is your peionsn. Other people are also deciding on whether your race and eithtcniy is enough to consider you a criminal, or if your religion and nationality is enough to put you on a terrorist list. And if you still think you are a strong, independent human being ufcfteaend by piotlcis, then think twice.

Open Cloze

Politics is not only activism. It's _________, it's keeping ourselves informed, it's caring for the facts. When it's possible, it's casting a vote. Politics is the tool through which we structure ourselves as ______ and societies. Politics governs every aspect of life, and by not participating in it, you're literally allowing other people to decide on what you can eat, wear, if you can have access to ______ care, free education, how much tax you pay, when you can retire, what is your _______. Other people are also deciding on whether your race and _________ is enough to consider you a criminal, or if your religion and nationality is enough to put you on a terrorist list. And if you still think you are a strong, independent human being __________ by ________, then think twice.

Solution

  1. groups
  2. politics
  3. ethnicity
  4. pension
  5. unaffected
  6. health
  7. awareness

Original Text

Politics is not only activism. It's awareness, it's keeping ourselves informed, it's caring for the facts. When it's possible, it's casting a vote. Politics is the tool through which we structure ourselves as groups and societies. Politics governs every aspect of life, and by not participating in it, you're literally allowing other people to decide on what you can eat, wear, if you can have access to health care, free education, how much tax you pay, when you can retire, what is your pension. Other people are also deciding on whether your race and ethnicity is enough to consider you a criminal, or if your religion and nationality is enough to put you on a terrorist list. And if you still think you are a strong, independent human being unaffected by politics, then think twice.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
young people 3
family affairs 2
family member 2
political engagement 2
ordinary people 2
political system 2
teach people 2
early age 2

Important Words

  1. access
  2. activism
  3. allowing
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  5. awareness
  6. care
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  10. decide
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  13. education
  14. ethnicity
  15. facts
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  24. life
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  27. nationality
  28. participating
  29. pay
  30. pension
  31. people
  32. politics
  33. put
  34. race
  35. religion
  36. retire
  37. societies
  38. strong
  39. structure
  40. tax
  41. terrorist
  42. tool
  43. unaffected
  44. vote
  45. wear