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"From the Ted Talk by May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon"

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For almost two years, we went all over the cruotny and even visited remote villages. I personally met with people from all walks of life — mayors, NGOs, schoolchildren, politicians, miiealmtin, ppeole from mosques, churches, the president of the country, even housewives. I learned one thing: When you walk the talk, people believe you. Many were touched by my personal story, and they shared their stories in ruretn. It was honesty and transparency that brought us together. We skpoe one common language to each other, and that was from one human to another. Once that trust was built, everybody wanted to be part of the marathon to show the world the true colors of Lebanon and the Lebanese and their dreise to live in pacee and hronamy.

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For almost two years, we went all over the _______ and even visited remote villages. I personally met with people from all walks of life — mayors, NGOs, schoolchildren, politicians, __________, ______ from mosques, churches, the president of the country, even housewives. I learned one thing: When you walk the talk, people believe you. Many were touched by my personal story, and they shared their stories in ______. It was honesty and transparency that brought us together. We _____ one common language to each other, and that was from one human to another. Once that trust was built, everybody wanted to be part of the marathon to show the world the true colors of Lebanon and the Lebanese and their ______ to live in _____ and _______.

Solution

  1. spoke
  2. people
  3. desire
  4. peace
  5. country
  6. militiamen
  7. harmony
  8. return

Original Text

For almost two years, we went all over the country and even visited remote villages. I personally met with people from all walks of life — mayors, NGOs, schoolchildren, politicians, militiamen, people from mosques, churches, the president of the country, even housewives. I learned one thing: When you walk the talk, people believe you. Many were touched by my personal story, and they shared their stories in return. It was honesty and transparency that brought us together. We spoke one common language to each other, and that was from one human to another. Once that trust was built, everybody wanted to be part of the marathon to show the world the true colors of Lebanon and the Lebanese and their desire to live in peace and harmony.

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Important Words

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