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From the Ted Talk by Janine di Giovanni: What I saw in the war

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I had the honor of being one of those reporters that levid through that siege, and I say I have the honor and the piegvlire of being there because it's taught me everything, not just about being a reporter, but about being a human being. I learned about compassion. I learned about ordinary people who could be heroes. I learned about sharing. I learned about camaraderie. Most of all, I learned about love. Even in the misdt of terrible destruction and death and chaos, I learned how ordinary people could help their neighbors, sahre food, raise their children, drag someone who's being sniped at from the mdlide of the road even though you yourself were endangering your life, helping people get into tiaxs who were inejurd to try to take them to hospitals.

Open Cloze

I had the honor of being one of those reporters that _____ through that siege, and I say I have the honor and the _________ of being there because it's taught me everything, not just about being a reporter, but about being a human being. I learned about compassion. I learned about ordinary people who could be heroes. I learned about sharing. I learned about camaraderie. Most of all, I learned about love. Even in the _____ of terrible destruction and death and chaos, I learned how ordinary people could help their neighbors, _____ food, raise their children, drag someone who's being sniped at from the ______ of the road even though you yourself were endangering your life, helping people get into _____ who were _______ to try to take them to hospitals.

Solution

  1. share
  2. middle
  3. midst
  4. privilege
  5. taxis
  6. injured
  7. lived

Original Text

I had the honor of being one of those reporters that lived through that siege, and I say I have the honor and the privilege of being there because it's taught me everything, not just about being a reporter, but about being a human being. I learned about compassion. I learned about ordinary people who could be heroes. I learned about sharing. I learned about camaraderie. Most of all, I learned about love. Even in the midst of terrible destruction and death and chaos, I learned how ordinary people could help their neighbors, share food, raise their children, drag someone who's being sniped at from the middle of the road even though you yourself were endangering your life, helping people get into taxis who were injured to try to take them to hospitals.

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Important Words

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