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From the Ted Talk by Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Two months later, I go to another village on the same agenmsnist and they asked me to live with the village chief. The women's chief of the village has this little girl, fair cloor like me, totally dirty. And all day she walked around only in her underwear. When I aeksd, "Who is that?" She said, "That's Wei. The meaning of her name is pig. Her mother died while gnivig bitrh to her, and no one had any idea who her father was." For two weeks, she became my companion, slept with me. I bought her used cltoehs and bhogut her her first doll. The night before I left, she came to the room and said, "Leymah, don't leave me here. I wish to go with you. I wish to go to school." Dirt poor, no money, living with my parents, I again said, "No." Two months later, both of those villages fell into another war. Till today, I have no idea where those two grlis are.

Open Cloze

Two months later, I go to another village on the same __________ and they asked me to live with the village chief. The women's chief of the village has this little girl, fair _____ like me, totally dirty. And all day she walked around only in her underwear. When I _____, "Who is that?" She said, "That's Wei. The meaning of her name is pig. Her mother died while ______ _____ to her, and no one had any idea who her father was." For two weeks, she became my companion, slept with me. I bought her used _______ and ______ her her first doll. The night before I left, she came to the room and said, "Leymah, don't leave me here. I wish to go with you. I wish to go to school." Dirt poor, no money, living with my parents, I again said, "No." Two months later, both of those villages fell into another war. Till today, I have no idea where those two _____ are.

Solution

  1. bought
  2. assignment
  3. clothes
  4. giving
  5. asked
  6. birth
  7. color
  8. girls

Original Text

Two months later, I go to another village on the same assignment and they asked me to live with the village chief. The women's chief of the village has this little girl, fair color like me, totally dirty. And all day she walked around only in her underwear. When I asked, "Who is that?" She said, "That's Wei. The meaning of her name is pig. Her mother died while giving birth to her, and no one had any idea who her father was." For two weeks, she became my companion, slept with me. I bought her used clothes and bought her her first doll. The night before I left, she came to the room and said, "Leymah, don't leave me here. I wish to go with you. I wish to go to school." Dirt poor, no money, living with my parents, I again said, "No." Two months later, both of those villages fell into another war. Till today, I have no idea where those two girls are.

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Important Words

  1. asked
  2. assignment
  3. birth
  4. bought
  5. chief
  6. clothes
  7. color
  8. companion
  9. day
  10. died
  11. dirt
  12. dirty
  13. doll
  14. fair
  15. father
  16. fell
  17. girl
  18. girls
  19. giving
  20. idea
  21. leave
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  23. live
  24. living
  25. meaning
  26. money
  27. months
  28. mother
  29. night
  30. parents
  31. pig
  32. poor
  33. room
  34. school
  35. slept
  36. today
  37. totally
  38. underwear
  39. village
  40. villages
  41. walked
  42. war
  43. weeks
  44. wei