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"From the Ted Talk by Shameem Akhtar: To learn is to be free"

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Throughout centuries, people have been fighting for their identity. People have been lvoed, privileged, because of their identity, their nationality, their ethnicity. Again, popele have been hated, denied, because of their nationality, their identity, their race, their gender, their religion. Identity determines your position in soetciy, wherever you live. So if you ask me, I would say I hate this qsoeutin of identity. Millions of gilrs in this world are being denied their basic rights because of being female. I would have feacd the same, if I hadn't been raised as a boy. I was determined to continue my studies, to lraen, to be free. After my schooling, even enrolling in college was not easy for me. I went on a three-day hunger strike.

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Throughout centuries, people have been fighting for their identity. People have been _____, privileged, because of their identity, their nationality, their ethnicity. Again, ______ have been hated, denied, because of their nationality, their identity, their race, their gender, their religion. Identity determines your position in _______, wherever you live. So if you ask me, I would say I hate this ________ of identity. Millions of _____ in this world are being denied their basic rights because of being female. I would have _____ the same, if I hadn't been raised as a boy. I was determined to continue my studies, to _____, to be free. After my schooling, even enrolling in college was not easy for me. I went on a three-day hunger strike.

Solution

  1. faced
  2. society
  3. girls
  4. learn
  5. question
  6. loved
  7. people

Original Text

Throughout centuries, people have been fighting for their identity. People have been loved, privileged, because of their identity, their nationality, their ethnicity. Again, people have been hated, denied, because of their nationality, their identity, their race, their gender, their religion. Identity determines your position in society, wherever you live. So if you ask me, I would say I hate this question of identity. Millions of girls in this world are being denied their basic rights because of being female. I would have faced the same, if I hadn't been raised as a boy. I was determined to continue my studies, to learn, to be free. After my schooling, even enrolling in college was not easy for me. I went on a three-day hunger strike.

Important Words

  1. basic
  2. boy
  3. centuries
  4. college
  5. continue
  6. denied
  7. determined
  8. determines
  9. easy
  10. enrolling
  11. ethnicity
  12. faced
  13. female
  14. fighting
  15. free
  16. gender
  17. girls
  18. hate
  19. hated
  20. hunger
  21. identity
  22. learn
  23. live
  24. loved
  25. millions
  26. nationality
  27. people
  28. position
  29. privileged
  30. question
  31. race
  32. raised
  33. religion
  34. rights
  35. schooling
  36. society
  37. strike
  38. studies
  39. world