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

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But I also had grandfathers who died in refugee camps. My cousin Polle died because he could not get adequate healthcare. One of my closest friends, Okoloma, died in a plane crsah because our fire tcrkus did not have water. I grew up under rirpssveee military gnmretevnos that dluaeevd ecuatdion, so that sometimes, my parents were not paid their salaries. And so, as a child, I saw jam disappear from the breakfast table, then margarine disappeared, then bread became too expensive, then milk became rationed. And most of all, a kind of normalized political fear invaded our lievs.

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But I also had grandfathers who died in refugee camps. My cousin Polle died because he could not get adequate healthcare. One of my closest friends, Okoloma, died in a plane _____ because our fire ______ did not have water. I grew up under __________ military ___________ that ________ _________, so that sometimes, my parents were not paid their salaries. And so, as a child, I saw jam disappear from the breakfast table, then margarine disappeared, then bread became too expensive, then milk became rationed. And most of all, a kind of normalized political fear invaded our _____.

Solution

  1. trucks
  2. repressive
  3. devalued
  4. crash
  5. governments
  6. lives
  7. education

Original Text

But I also had grandfathers who died in refugee camps. My cousin Polle died because he could not get adequate healthcare. One of my closest friends, Okoloma, died in a plane crash because our fire trucks did not have water. I grew up under repressive military governments that devalued education, so that sometimes, my parents were not paid their salaries. And so, as a child, I saw jam disappear from the breakfast table, then margarine disappeared, then bread became too expensive, then milk became rationed. And most of all, a kind of normalized political fear invaded our lives.

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collocation frequency
single story 17
roommate knew 7
ginger beer 4

Important Words

  1. adequate
  2. bread
  3. breakfast
  4. camps
  5. child
  6. closest
  7. cousin
  8. crash
  9. devalued
  10. died
  11. disappear
  12. disappeared
  13. education
  14. expensive
  15. fear
  16. fire
  17. friends
  18. governments
  19. grandfathers
  20. grew
  21. healthcare
  22. invaded
  23. jam
  24. kind
  25. lives
  26. margarine
  27. military
  28. milk
  29. normalized
  30. okoloma
  31. paid
  32. parents
  33. plane
  34. political
  35. polle
  36. rationed
  37. refugee
  38. repressive
  39. salaries
  40. table
  41. trucks
  42. water