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From the Ted Talk by Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala

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And when she grow old, when she was four and a half years old, I admitted her in my school. You will be asking, then, why should I mention about the admission of a girl in a school? Yes, I must mention it. It may be taken for granted in Canada, in America, in many dpeeeolvd ctunories, but in poor countries, in paharcratil societies, in tribal societies, it's a big event for the life of girl. Enrollment in a school means recognition of her identity and her name. asiosidmn in a school means that she has entered the world of dreams and aspirations where she can explore her pteoiatnls for her frtuue life. I have five sisters, and none of them could go to school, and you will be astonished, two weeks before, when I was filling out the Canadian visa form, and I was fnlliig out the family part of the form, I could not recall the snuaerms of some of my sisters. And the reason was that I have never, never seen the names of my sisters written on any dumecont. That was the reason that I valued my daughter. What my father could not give to my stisres and to his daughters, I thought I must change it.

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And when she grow old, when she was four and a half years old, I admitted her in my school. You will be asking, then, why should I mention about the admission of a girl in a school? Yes, I must mention it. It may be taken for granted in Canada, in America, in many _________ _________, but in poor countries, in ___________ societies, in tribal societies, it's a big event for the life of girl. Enrollment in a school means recognition of her identity and her name. _________ in a school means that she has entered the world of dreams and aspirations where she can explore her __________ for her ______ life. I have five sisters, and none of them could go to school, and you will be astonished, two weeks before, when I was filling out the Canadian visa form, and I was _______ out the family part of the form, I could not recall the ________ of some of my sisters. And the reason was that I have never, never seen the names of my sisters written on any ________. That was the reason that I valued my daughter. What my father could not give to my _______ and to his daughters, I thought I must change it.

Solution

  1. admission
  2. developed
  3. potentials
  4. patriarchal
  5. filling
  6. document
  7. surnames
  8. future
  9. countries
  10. sisters

Original Text

And when she grow old, when she was four and a half years old, I admitted her in my school. You will be asking, then, why should I mention about the admission of a girl in a school? Yes, I must mention it. It may be taken for granted in Canada, in America, in many developed countries, but in poor countries, in patriarchal societies, in tribal societies, it's a big event for the life of girl. Enrollment in a school means recognition of her identity and her name. Admission in a school means that she has entered the world of dreams and aspirations where she can explore her potentials for her future life. I have five sisters, and none of them could go to school, and you will be astonished, two weeks before, when I was filling out the Canadian visa form, and I was filling out the family part of the form, I could not recall the surnames of some of my sisters. And the reason was that I have never, never seen the names of my sisters written on any document. That was the reason that I valued my daughter. What my father could not give to my sisters and to his daughters, I thought I must change it.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
patriarchal societies 3
dear brothers 3
good girl 2
human rights 2
school means 2
boy students 2

Important Words

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  4. aspirations
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  28. grow
  29. identity
  30. life
  31. means
  32. mention
  33. names
  34. part
  35. patriarchal
  36. poor
  37. potentials
  38. reason
  39. recall
  40. recognition
  41. school
  42. sisters
  43. societies
  44. surnames
  45. thought
  46. tribal
  47. valued
  48. visa
  49. weeks
  50. world
  51. written
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