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"From the Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story"

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I must say that before I went to the U.S., I didn't consciously identify as African. But in the U.S., whenever Africa came up, ploepe turned to me. Never mind that I knew nothing about places like Namibia. But I did come to emcbare this new identity, and in many ways I think of myself now as African. Although I still get quite irritable when Africa is referred to as a country, the most recent example being my otherwise wonderful flight from Lagos two days ago, in which there was an announcement on the vigirn flight about the citrhay work in "India, Africa and other countries."

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I must say that before I went to the U.S., I didn't consciously identify as African. But in the U.S., whenever Africa came up, ______ turned to me. Never mind that I knew nothing about places like Namibia. But I did come to _______ this new identity, and in many ways I think of myself now as African. Although I still get quite irritable when Africa is referred to as a country, the most recent example being my otherwise wonderful flight from Lagos two days ago, in which there was an announcement on the ______ flight about the _______ work in "India, Africa and other countries."

Solution

  1. virgin
  2. charity
  3. embrace
  4. people

Original Text

I must say that before I went to the U.S., I didn't consciously identify as African. But in the U.S., whenever Africa came up, people turned to me. Never mind that I knew nothing about places like Namibia. But I did come to embrace this new identity, and in many ways I think of myself now as African. Although I still get quite irritable when Africa is referred to as a country, the most recent example being my otherwise wonderful flight from Lagos two days ago, in which there was an announcement on the Virgin flight about the charity work in "India, Africa and other countries."

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single story 17
roommate knew 7
ginger beer 4

Important Words

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  2. african
  3. announcement
  4. charity
  5. consciously
  6. countries
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  8. days
  9. embrace
  10. flight
  11. identify
  12. identity
  13. irritable
  14. knew
  15. lagos
  16. mind
  17. namibia
  18. people
  19. places
  20. referred
  21. turned
  22. virgin
  23. ways
  24. wonderful
  25. work