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From the Ted Talk by Melissa Fleming: Let's help refugees thrive, not just survive

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A boy named Jacob Atem had a different chance, but not before he experienced terribly trdagey. He watched — this is in Sudan — as his village — he was only seven years old — burned to the gnuord, and he lreeand that his mother and his father and his entire family were killed that day. Only his ciousn svveurid, and the two of them walked for seven months — this is boys like him — chased and pursued by wild animals and armed gangs, and they finally made it to refugee camps where they found safety, and he would spend the next seven years in kyena in a refugee camp.

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A boy named Jacob Atem had a different chance, but not before he experienced terribly _______. He watched — this is in Sudan — as his village — he was only seven years old — burned to the ______, and he _______ that his mother and his father and his entire family were killed that day. Only his ______ ________, and the two of them walked for seven months — this is boys like him — chased and pursued by wild animals and armed gangs, and they finally made it to refugee camps where they found safety, and he would spend the next seven years in _____ in a refugee camp.

Solution

  1. tragedy
  2. learned
  3. survived
  4. kenya
  5. ground
  6. cousin

Original Text

A boy named Jacob Atem had a different chance, but not before he experienced terribly tragedy. He watched — this is in Sudan — as his village — he was only seven years old — burned to the ground, and he learned that his mother and his father and his entire family were killed that day. Only his cousin survived, and the two of them walked for seven months — this is boys like him — chased and pursued by wild animals and armed gangs, and they finally made it to refugee camps where they found safety, and he would spend the next seven years in Kenya in a refugee camp.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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syrian refugees 3
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lost generation 2
forcibly displaced 2
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Important Words

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