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From the Ted Talk by Cynthia Schneider: The surprising spread of Idol TV

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Now, of course there is a certain degree of ehitnc acnllaiege, but not entirely. Because each year the wnneir has come from a different tribal group. This has opened up the door, particularly for women. And in the last season there were two women in the finalists. One of them, Lima Sahar, is a Pashtun from kdhnaaar, a very conservative part of the country. And here she relates, in the documentary film "Afghan Star," how her friends uregd her not to do this and told her that she was leaving them for democracy. But she also confides that she knows that members of the Taliban are actually SMS-ing votes in for her.

Open Cloze

Now, of course there is a certain degree of ______ __________, but not entirely. Because each year the ______ has come from a different tribal group. This has opened up the door, particularly for women. And in the last season there were two women in the finalists. One of them, Lima Sahar, is a Pashtun from ________, a very conservative part of the country. And here she relates, in the documentary film "Afghan Star," how her friends _____ her not to do this and told her that she was leaving them for democracy. But she also confides that she knows that members of the Taliban are actually SMS-ing votes in for her.

Solution

  1. urged
  2. allegiance
  3. ethnic
  4. kandahar
  5. winner

Original Text

Now, of course there is a certain degree of ethnic allegiance, but not entirely. Because each year the winner has come from a different tribal group. This has opened up the door, particularly for women. And in the last season there were two women in the finalists. One of them, Lima Sahar, is a Pashtun from Kandahar, a very conservative part of the country. And here she relates, in the documentary film "Afghan Star," how her friends urged her not to do this and told her that she was leaving them for democracy. But she also confides that she knows that members of the Taliban are actually SMS-ing votes in for her.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. allegiance
  2. confides
  3. conservative
  4. country
  5. degree
  6. democracy
  7. documentary
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  10. film
  11. finalists
  12. friends
  13. group
  14. kandahar
  15. leaving
  16. lima
  17. members
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  22. sahar
  23. season
  24. star
  25. taliban
  26. told
  27. tribal
  28. urged
  29. votes
  30. winner
  31. women
  32. year