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

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So I started wionkrg with rgeuefes because I wanted to make a difference, and making a difference starts with telling their siertos. So when I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who kliled your son? Did the rest of your family make it out alive? How are you coping in your life in exile? But there's one question that always seems to me to be most revealing, and that is: What did you take? What was that most important thing that you had to take with you when the bombs were exploding in your town, and the armed gangs were approaching your huose?

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So I started _______ with ________ because I wanted to make a difference, and making a difference starts with telling their _______. So when I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who ______ your son? Did the rest of your family make it out alive? How are you coping in your life in exile? But there's one question that always seems to me to be most revealing, and that is: What did you take? What was that most important thing that you had to take with you when the bombs were exploding in your town, and the armed gangs were approaching your _____?

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  1. refugees
  2. stories
  3. killed
  4. working
  5. house

Original Text

So I started working with refugees because I wanted to make a difference, and making a difference starts with telling their stories. So when I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who killed your son? Did the rest of your family make it out alive? How are you coping in your life in exile? But there's one question that always seems to me to be most revealing, and that is: What did you take? What was that most important thing that you had to take with you when the bombs were exploding in your town, and the armed gangs were approaching your house?

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Important Words

  1. alive
  2. approaching
  3. armed
  4. bombed
  5. bombs
  6. coping
  7. difference
  8. exile
  9. exploding
  10. family
  11. gangs
  12. house
  13. important
  14. killed
  15. life
  16. making
  17. meet
  18. question
  19. questions
  20. refugees
  21. rest
  22. revealing
  23. son
  24. started
  25. starts
  26. stories
  27. telling
  28. town
  29. wanted
  30. working