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"From the Ted Talk by Gill Hicks: I survived a terrorist attack. Here's what I learned"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I understood just who and what hutmiany really is, when I first saw the ID tag that was given to me when I was admitted to hospital. And it read: "One unknown estimated female." One unnwkon eiettsmad female. Those four words were my gift. What they told me very clearly was that my life was saved, purely because I was a human being. Difference of any kind made no difference to the extraordinary lengths that the rescuers were prepeard to go to save my life, to save as many unknowns as they could, and putting their own lives at risk. To them, it didn't matter if I was rich or poor, the color of my skin, whether I was male or fmelae, my sexual otnoeiaritn, who I voetd for, whether I was educated, if I had a faith or no fitah at all. Nothing mattered other than I was a precious human life.

Open Cloze

I understood just who and what ________ really is, when I first saw the ID tag that was given to me when I was admitted to hospital. And it read: "One unknown estimated female." One _______ _________ female. Those four words were my gift. What they told me very clearly was that my life was saved, purely because I was a human being. Difference of any kind made no difference to the extraordinary lengths that the rescuers were ________ to go to save my life, to save as many unknowns as they could, and putting their own lives at risk. To them, it didn't matter if I was rich or poor, the color of my skin, whether I was male or ______, my sexual ___________, who I _____ for, whether I was educated, if I had a faith or no _____ at all. Nothing mattered other than I was a precious human life.

Solution

  1. female
  2. unknown
  3. orientation
  4. humanity
  5. faith
  6. prepared
  7. voted
  8. estimated

Original Text

I understood just who and what humanity really is, when I first saw the ID tag that was given to me when I was admitted to hospital. And it read: "One unknown estimated female." One unknown estimated female. Those four words were my gift. What they told me very clearly was that my life was saved, purely because I was a human being. Difference of any kind made no difference to the extraordinary lengths that the rescuers were prepared to go to save my life, to save as many unknowns as they could, and putting their own lives at risk. To them, it didn't matter if I was rich or poor, the color of my skin, whether I was male or female, my sexual orientation, who I voted for, whether I was educated, if I had a faith or no faith at all. Nothing mattered other than I was a precious human life.

Important Words

  1. admitted
  2. color
  3. difference
  4. educated
  5. estimated
  6. extraordinary
  7. faith
  8. female
  9. gift
  10. hospital
  11. human
  12. humanity
  13. id
  14. kind
  15. lengths
  16. life
  17. lives
  18. male
  19. matter
  20. mattered
  21. orientation
  22. poor
  23. precious
  24. prepared
  25. purely
  26. putting
  27. rescuers
  28. rich
  29. risk
  30. save
  31. saved
  32. sexual
  33. skin
  34. tag
  35. told
  36. understood
  37. unknown
  38. unknowns
  39. voted
  40. words