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From the Ted Talk by Farida Nabourema: Is your country at risk of becoming a dictatorship? Here's how to know

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When you live in a country and you have an issue with the president and the worst thing that can happen is he bans you from the presidency, you are lucky. When you come to my country and have an issue with the president, you just run, disappear; you vnaish from the universe, because they can still find you in Turkey. So people like myself, we don't get to live in Togo amrynoe. And people like myself, we don't get to live in the same place for more than a month, because we don't want to be tacred. The way they abuse people, the type of crutley that happens in all impunity under dictatorships are beyond human imagination. The soteirs of some of the activists that were killed, their bodies dumped in the sea, that were teurtrod to the point where they lost their hearing or their sight — those stories still haunt me. And sometimes, as an activist, I am less concerned about dying than how it will happen. Sometimes I just sit down and I iagmine all scenarios. What are they going to do? Are they going to cut my ears first? Or are they going to cut my tongue because I'm always insulting them? It sounds cruel, but it is the reality. We live in a very creul world. dtaiocrts are cruel monsters, and I am not saying it to be nice.

Open Cloze

When you live in a country and you have an issue with the president and the worst thing that can happen is he bans you from the presidency, you are lucky. When you come to my country and have an issue with the president, you just run, disappear; you ______ from the universe, because they can still find you in Turkey. So people like myself, we don't get to live in Togo _______. And people like myself, we don't get to live in the same place for more than a month, because we don't want to be ______. The way they abuse people, the type of _______ that happens in all impunity under dictatorships are beyond human imagination. The _______ of some of the activists that were killed, their bodies dumped in the sea, that were ________ to the point where they lost their hearing or their sight — those stories still haunt me. And sometimes, as an activist, I am less concerned about dying than how it will happen. Sometimes I just sit down and I _______ all scenarios. What are they going to do? Are they going to cut my ears first? Or are they going to cut my tongue because I'm always insulting them? It sounds cruel, but it is the reality. We live in a very _____ world. _________ are cruel monsters, and I am not saying it to be nice.

Solution

  1. cruelty
  2. stories
  3. dictators
  4. imagine
  5. tortured
  6. traced
  7. anymore
  8. cruel
  9. vanish

Original Text

When you live in a country and you have an issue with the president and the worst thing that can happen is he bans you from the presidency, you are lucky. When you come to my country and have an issue with the president, you just run, disappear; you vanish from the universe, because they can still find you in Turkey. So people like myself, we don't get to live in Togo anymore. And people like myself, we don't get to live in the same place for more than a month, because we don't want to be traced. The way they abuse people, the type of cruelty that happens in all impunity under dictatorships are beyond human imagination. The stories of some of the activists that were killed, their bodies dumped in the sea, that were tortured to the point where they lost their hearing or their sight — those stories still haunt me. And sometimes, as an activist, I am less concerned about dying than how it will happen. Sometimes I just sit down and I imagine all scenarios. What are they going to do? Are they going to cut my ears first? Or are they going to cut my tongue because I'm always insulting them? It sounds cruel, but it is the reality. We live in a very cruel world. Dictators are cruel monsters, and I am not saying it to be nice.

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