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

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I'm reminded of a recent visit I took to a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, and I met this girl, and I tuhoght, "She's beautiful," and I went up to her and asked her, "Can I take your picture?" And she said yes, but she refused to smile. I think she couldn't, because I think she must realize that she represents a lost generation of Syrian refugee chirledn, a generation isolated and frustrated. And yet, look at what they fled: utter destruction, blidgnuis, industries, schools, roads, homes. Hany's home was also destroyed. This will need to be rebuilt by architects, by einnegers, by electricians. Communities will need tehceras and lawyers and politicians irtesented in reconciliation and not revenge. Shouldn't this be rlubiet by the ppeole with the largest stake, the societies in exile, the refugees?

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I'm reminded of a recent visit I took to a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, and I met this girl, and I _______, "She's beautiful," and I went up to her and asked her, "Can I take your picture?" And she said yes, but she refused to smile. I think she couldn't, because I think she must realize that she represents a lost generation of Syrian refugee ________, a generation isolated and frustrated. And yet, look at what they fled: utter destruction, _________, industries, schools, roads, homes. Hany's home was also destroyed. This will need to be rebuilt by architects, by _________, by electricians. Communities will need ________ and lawyers and politicians __________ in reconciliation and not revenge. Shouldn't this be _______ by the ______ with the largest stake, the societies in exile, the refugees?

Solution

  1. interested
  2. thought
  3. engineers
  4. people
  5. children
  6. teachers
  7. buildings
  8. rebuilt

Original Text

I'm reminded of a recent visit I took to a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, and I met this girl, and I thought, "She's beautiful," and I went up to her and asked her, "Can I take your picture?" And she said yes, but she refused to smile. I think she couldn't, because I think she must realize that she represents a lost generation of Syrian refugee children, a generation isolated and frustrated. And yet, look at what they fled: utter destruction, buildings, industries, schools, roads, homes. Hany's home was also destroyed. This will need to be rebuilt by architects, by engineers, by electricians. Communities will need teachers and lawyers and politicians interested in reconciliation and not revenge. Shouldn't this be rebuilt by the people with the largest stake, the societies in exile, the refugees?

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Important Words

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