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From the Ted Talk by Eman Mohammed: The courage to tell a hidden story

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I staretd paying closer attention to women's lievs in Gaza. Because of my gender, I had access to wodlrs where my cellaogues were forbidden. Beyond the obvious pain and struggle, there was a healthy dose of laughter and accomplishments. In front of a police compound in Gaza City during the first war in Gaza, an Israeli air raid managed to destroy the compound and break my nose. For a moment, all I saw was white, bright white, like these litghs. I thought to myself I either got bnlid or I was in heaven. By the time I managed to open my eyes, I had documented this mmonet.

Open Cloze

I _______ paying closer attention to women's _____ in Gaza. Because of my gender, I had access to ______ where my __________ were forbidden. Beyond the obvious pain and struggle, there was a healthy dose of laughter and accomplishments. In front of a police compound in Gaza City during the first war in Gaza, an Israeli air raid managed to destroy the compound and break my nose. For a moment, all I saw was white, bright white, like these ______. I thought to myself I either got _____ or I was in heaven. By the time I managed to open my eyes, I had documented this ______.

Solution

  1. colleagues
  2. blind
  3. worlds
  4. lives
  5. moment
  6. started
  7. lights

Original Text

I started paying closer attention to women's lives in Gaza. Because of my gender, I had access to worlds where my colleagues were forbidden. Beyond the obvious pain and struggle, there was a healthy dose of laughter and accomplishments. In front of a police compound in Gaza City during the first war in Gaza, an Israeli air raid managed to destroy the compound and break my nose. For a moment, all I saw was white, bright white, like these lights. I thought to myself I either got blind or I was in heaven. By the time I managed to open my eyes, I had documented this moment.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. access
  2. accomplishments
  3. air
  4. attention
  5. blind
  6. break
  7. bright
  8. city
  9. closer
  10. colleagues
  11. compound
  12. destroy
  13. documented
  14. dose
  15. eyes
  16. forbidden
  17. front
  18. gaza
  19. gender
  20. healthy
  21. heaven
  22. israeli
  23. laughter
  24. lights
  25. lives
  26. managed
  27. moment
  28. nose
  29. obvious
  30. open
  31. pain
  32. paying
  33. police
  34. raid
  35. started
  36. struggle
  37. thought
  38. time
  39. war
  40. white
  41. worlds