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From the Ted Talk by Ai-jen Poo: The work that makes all other work possible

Unscramble the Blue Letters

One day, she saw an article in a newspaper about another domestic wokerr with a really sialimr story to hers, another case that I was working on at the time, and she found a way to reach me. She also found a way to reach her brother, who was living in the United States at the time as well. Between the two of us, we were able to help her escape. And she had the help of one of the children. One of the children was old enough to realize that the way his nanny was being treated was wrong, and he gave her the money that he had been saivng through his childhood to help her epcsae.

Open Cloze

One day, she saw an article in a newspaper about another domestic ______ with a really _______ story to hers, another case that I was working on at the time, and she found a way to reach me. She also found a way to reach her brother, who was living in the United States at the time as well. Between the two of us, we were able to help her escape. And she had the help of one of the children. One of the children was old enough to realize that the way his nanny was being treated was wrong, and he gave her the money that he had been ______ through his childhood to help her ______.

Solution

  1. similar
  2. worker
  3. escape
  4. saving

Original Text

One day, she saw an article in a newspaper about another domestic worker with a really similar story to hers, another case that I was working on at the time, and she found a way to reach me. She also found a way to reach her brother, who was living in the United States at the time as well. Between the two of us, we were able to help her escape. And she had the help of one of the children. One of the children was old enough to realize that the way his nanny was being treated was wrong, and he gave her the money that he had been saving through his childhood to help her escape.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
domestic workers 16
united states 3
home care 2
racial exclusion 2
labor laws 2
cultural devaluing 2
human trafficking 2
domestic worker 2
slippery slope 2
moral choices 2

Important Words

  1. article
  2. brother
  3. case
  4. childhood
  5. children
  6. day
  7. domestic
  8. escape
  9. gave
  10. living
  11. money
  12. nanny
  13. newspaper
  14. reach
  15. realize
  16. saving
  17. similar
  18. states
  19. story
  20. time
  21. treated
  22. united
  23. worker
  24. working
  25. wrong