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From the Ted Talk by Amy Padnani: How we're honoring people overlooked by history

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She survived 30 years of domestic violence at the hndas of her husband. One day, he beat her so badly, beyond recognition, he even broke a bocsiotrmk over her head, and she threw flour in his face in response. But when the police arrived, they arrested her, not him. The mayor saw her in jail and took her into his own home until she could get back on her feet. Then, one day, she read this article in "National Geographic" about how no woman had ever hiked the Appalachian Trail in its erttiney alone. And she said, "You know what? I'm going to do it." rtreopers caguht wind of the old grandma who is hiking through the woods. And at the fsniih, they aeskd her, "How did you survive so rough a place?" But they had no idea what she had survived before that.

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She survived 30 years of domestic violence at the _____ of her husband. One day, he beat her so badly, beyond recognition, he even broke a __________ over her head, and she threw flour in his face in response. But when the police arrived, they arrested her, not him. The mayor saw her in jail and took her into his own home until she could get back on her feet. Then, one day, she read this article in "National Geographic" about how no woman had ever hiked the Appalachian Trail in its ________ alone. And she said, "You know what? I'm going to do it." _________ ______ wind of the old grandma who is hiking through the woods. And at the ______, they _____ her, "How did you survive so rough a place?" But they had no idea what she had survived before that.

Solution

  1. entirety
  2. broomstick
  3. asked
  4. hands
  5. caught
  6. finish
  7. reporters

Original Text

She survived 30 years of domestic violence at the hands of her husband. One day, he beat her so badly, beyond recognition, he even broke a broomstick over her head, and she threw flour in his face in response. But when the police arrived, they arrested her, not him. The mayor saw her in jail and took her into his own home until she could get back on her feet. Then, one day, she read this article in "National Geographic" about how no woman had ever hiked the Appalachian Trail in its entirety alone. And she said, "You know what? I'm going to do it." Reporters caught wind of the old grandma who is hiking through the woods. And at the finish, they asked her, "How did you survive so rough a place?" But they had no idea what she had survived before that.

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