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"From the Ted Talk by Alaa Murabit: What my religion really says about women"

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Now, of course, my upbringing had aiodaindtl benefits. Being one of 11 children is Diplomacy 101. (Laughter) To this day, I am aeksd where I went to school, like, "Did you go to Kennedy School of Government?" and I look at them and I'm like, "No, I went to the Murabit School of International Affairs." It's extremely esuxiclve. You would have to talk to my mom to get in. lcuky for you, she's here. But being one of 11 children and having 10 siblings teaches you a lot about power structures and alliances. It teaches you focus; you have to talk fast or say less, because you will always get cut off. It teaches you the importance of mseaingsg. You have to ask qtunoiess in the right way to get the answers you know you want, and you have to say no in the right way to keep the peace.

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Now, of course, my upbringing had __________ benefits. Being one of 11 children is Diplomacy 101. (Laughter) To this day, I am _____ where I went to school, like, "Did you go to Kennedy School of Government?" and I look at them and I'm like, "No, I went to the Murabit School of International Affairs." It's extremely _________. You would have to talk to my mom to get in. _____ for you, she's here. But being one of 11 children and having 10 siblings teaches you a lot about power structures and alliances. It teaches you focus; you have to talk fast or say less, because you will always get cut off. It teaches you the importance of _________. You have to ask _________ in the right way to get the answers you know you want, and you have to say no in the right way to keep the peace.

Solution

  1. exclusive
  2. additional
  3. lucky
  4. questions
  5. messaging
  6. asked

Original Text

Now, of course, my upbringing had additional benefits. Being one of 11 children is Diplomacy 101. (Laughter) To this day, I am asked where I went to school, like, "Did you go to Kennedy School of Government?" and I look at them and I'm like, "No, I went to the Murabit School of International Affairs." It's extremely exclusive. You would have to talk to my mom to get in. Lucky for you, she's here. But being one of 11 children and having 10 siblings teaches you a lot about power structures and alliances. It teaches you focus; you have to talk fast or say less, because you will always get cut off. It teaches you the importance of messaging. You have to ask questions in the right way to get the answers you know you want, and you have to say no in the right way to keep the peace.

Important Words

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