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From the Ted Talk by Sayu Bhojwani: Immigrant voices make democracy stronger

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The second thing I learned is that when polpee like me, who understood that fear, who had learned a new language, who had navigated new systems, when people like us were sntitig at the table, we advocated for our communities' needs in a way that no one else could or would. I understood what that feeling of fear was like. People in my family were experiencing it. Young people I had worked with were being harassed, not just by classmates, but also by their teachers. My husband, then boyfriend, thought twice before he put a bcpackak on or grew a baerd because he traveled so much.

Open Cloze

The second thing I learned is that when ______ like me, who understood that fear, who had learned a new language, who had navigated new systems, when people like us were _______ at the table, we advocated for our communities' needs in a way that no one else could or would. I understood what that feeling of fear was like. People in my family were experiencing it. Young people I had worked with were being harassed, not just by classmates, but also by their teachers. My husband, then boyfriend, thought twice before he put a ________ on or grew a _____ because he traveled so much.

Solution

  1. beard
  2. sitting
  3. people
  4. backpack

Original Text

The second thing I learned is that when people like me, who understood that fear, who had learned a new language, who had navigated new systems, when people like us were sitting at the table, we advocated for our communities' needs in a way that no one else could or would. I understood what that feeling of fear was like. People in my family were experiencing it. Young people I had worked with were being harassed, not just by classmates, but also by their teachers. My husband, then boyfriend, thought twice before he put a backpack on or grew a beard because he traveled so much.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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city council 4
american democracy 3
young people 3
york city 2
immigrant affairs 2
newly elected 2
local police 2
vantage point 2
vantage points 2
yakima city 2

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yakima city council 2

Important Words

  1. advocated
  2. backpack
  3. beard
  4. boyfriend
  5. classmates
  6. experiencing
  7. family
  8. fear
  9. feeling
  10. grew
  11. harassed
  12. husband
  13. language
  14. learned
  15. navigated
  16. people
  17. put
  18. sitting
  19. systems
  20. table
  21. teachers
  22. thought
  23. traveled
  24. understood
  25. worked
  26. young