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

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She was born in a Baloch conservative tribe, where women and girls are a matter of honor. She is the eldest in her family, and when she was about to be born, her parents wanetd a baby boy. But they had bad luck; a baby girl arrived. It was customary in her falmiy to keep glris inside the homes. But her ulcne, who was a university graduate, he wanted to give her an opportunity to see the world, to be part of the society. Luckily, she has a name that can be used for both men and women. So he saw a cnahce to change her course of life. So he decided to raise her as a boy.

Open Cloze

She was born in a Baloch conservative tribe, where women and girls are a matter of honor. She is the eldest in her family, and when she was about to be born, her parents ______ a baby boy. But they had bad luck; a baby girl arrived. It was customary in her ______ to keep _____ inside the homes. But her _____, who was a university graduate, he wanted to give her an opportunity to see the world, to be part of the society. Luckily, she has a name that can be used for both men and women. So he saw a ______ to change her course of life. So he decided to raise her as a boy.

Solution

  1. family
  2. uncle
  3. girls
  4. wanted
  5. chance

Original Text

She was born in a Baloch conservative tribe, where women and girls are a matter of honor. She is the eldest in her family, and when she was about to be born, her parents wanted a baby boy. But they had bad luck; a baby girl arrived. It was customary in her family to keep girls inside the homes. But her uncle, who was a university graduate, he wanted to give her an opportunity to see the world, to be part of the society. Luckily, she has a name that can be used for both men and women. So he saw a chance to change her course of life. So he decided to raise her as a boy.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
baby boy 2
started sending 2
mortality rate 2

Important Words

  1. arrived
  2. baby
  3. bad
  4. baloch
  5. born
  6. boy
  7. chance
  8. change
  9. conservative
  10. customary
  11. decided
  12. eldest
  13. family
  14. girl
  15. girls
  16. give
  17. graduate
  18. homes
  19. honor
  20. life
  21. luckily
  22. matter
  23. men
  24. opportunity
  25. parents
  26. part
  27. raise
  28. society
  29. tribe
  30. uncle
  31. university
  32. wanted
  33. women
  34. world