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From the Ted Talk by Teresa Njoroge: What I learned serving time for a crime I didn't commit

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What just happened? How could they send me here? I don't belong here. How could they make such a huge mistake without any repercussions whatsoever to their actions? I see large groups of women in tattered uniforms surrounded by huge walls and gates, enclosed by iron barbed wires, and I get hit by an awful stench, and I ask myself, how did I move from working in the retcpesed faicnainl banking sector, having wkroed so hard in sohocl, to now being locked up in the lgerast coicnraetorl facility for women in Kenya?

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What just happened? How could they send me here? I don't belong here. How could they make such a huge mistake without any repercussions whatsoever to their actions? I see large groups of women in tattered uniforms surrounded by huge walls and gates, enclosed by iron barbed wires, and I get hit by an awful stench, and I ask myself, how did I move from working in the _________ _________ banking sector, having ______ so hard in ______, to now being locked up in the _______ ____________ facility for women in Kenya?

Solution

  1. worked
  2. school
  3. respected
  4. largest
  5. financial
  6. correctional

Original Text

What just happened? How could they send me here? I don't belong here. How could they make such a huge mistake without any repercussions whatsoever to their actions? I see large groups of women in tattered uniforms surrounded by huge walls and gates, enclosed by iron barbed wires, and I get hit by an awful stench, and I ask myself, how did I move from working in the respected financial banking sector, having worked so hard in school, to now being locked up in the largest correctional facility for women in Kenya?

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