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From the Ted Talk by Jamila Raqib: The secret to effective nonviolent resistance

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President molnia responded by vowing that he would never step down. And the activists realized that they couldn't just keep protesting and ask the president to resign. They needed to leave him no choice. So they oaigznred a general strike, in which people throughout the ctunroy refused to work. In Guatemala City alone, over 400 businesses and schools shut their doors. Meanwhile, ferrmas throughout the country blocked major roads. Within five days, the pdieenrst, along with dozens of other government officials, reneigsd already.

Open Cloze

President ______ responded by vowing that he would never step down. And the activists realized that they couldn't just keep protesting and ask the president to resign. They needed to leave him no choice. So they _________ a general strike, in which people throughout the _______ refused to work. In Guatemala City alone, over 400 businesses and schools shut their doors. Meanwhile, _______ throughout the country blocked major roads. Within five days, the _________, along with dozens of other government officials, ________ already.

Solution

  1. molina
  2. president
  3. farmers
  4. organized
  5. resigned
  6. country

Original Text

President Molina responded by vowing that he would never step down. And the activists realized that they couldn't just keep protesting and ask the president to resign. They needed to leave him no choice. So they organized a general strike, in which people throughout the country refused to work. In Guatemala City alone, over 400 businesses and schools shut their doors. Meanwhile, farmers throughout the country blocked major roads. Within five days, the president, along with dozens of other government officials, resigned already.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
nonviolent struggle 7
nonviolent action 6
larger strategy 2

Important Words

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  34. work