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"From the Ted Talk by Mary Maker: Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me)"

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From time to time, members of my family will insist that my sister and I should get mriraed so that somebody will take care of us. They will say, "We have a man for you." I really hate the fact that people took us as property rather than children. Sometimes they will jokingly say, "You are going to lose your market value the more educated you become." But the ttruh is, an educated woman is feared in my cnuimmtoy. But I told them, this is not what I want. I don't want to get kids at 16 like my mother did. This is not my life. Even though my sisters and I are seffuinrg, there's no way we are heading in that dercitoin. I refuse to repeat history. Educating a girl will create equal and stable societies. And educated reueefgs will be the hope of rebuilding their cunioters someday. glirs and women have a part to play in this just as much as men.

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From time to time, members of my family will insist that my sister and I should get _______ so that somebody will take care of us. They will say, "We have a man for you." I really hate the fact that people took us as property rather than children. Sometimes they will jokingly say, "You are going to lose your market value the more educated you become." But the _____ is, an educated woman is feared in my _________. But I told them, this is not what I want. I don't want to get kids at 16 like my mother did. This is not my life. Even though my sisters and I are _________, there's no way we are heading in that _________. I refuse to repeat history. Educating a girl will create equal and stable societies. And educated ________ will be the hope of rebuilding their _________ someday. _____ and women have a part to play in this just as much as men.

Solution

  1. direction
  2. countries
  3. married
  4. girls
  5. community
  6. suffering
  7. truth
  8. refugees

Original Text

From time to time, members of my family will insist that my sister and I should get married so that somebody will take care of us. They will say, "We have a man for you." I really hate the fact that people took us as property rather than children. Sometimes they will jokingly say, "You are going to lose your market value the more educated you become." But the truth is, an educated woman is feared in my community. But I told them, this is not what I want. I don't want to get kids at 16 like my mother did. This is not my life. Even though my sisters and I are suffering, there's no way we are heading in that direction. I refuse to repeat history. Educating a girl will create equal and stable societies. And educated refugees will be the hope of rebuilding their countries someday. Girls and women have a part to play in this just as much as men.

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collocation frequency
high school 5
south sudan 3

Important Words

  1. care
  2. children
  3. community
  4. countries
  5. create
  6. direction
  7. educated
  8. educating
  9. equal
  10. fact
  11. family
  12. feared
  13. girl
  14. girls
  15. hate
  16. heading
  17. history
  18. hope
  19. insist
  20. jokingly
  21. kids
  22. life
  23. lose
  24. man
  25. market
  26. married
  27. members
  28. men
  29. mother
  30. part
  31. people
  32. play
  33. property
  34. rebuilding
  35. refugees
  36. refuse
  37. repeat
  38. sister
  39. sisters
  40. societies
  41. stable
  42. suffering
  43. time
  44. told
  45. truth
  46. woman
  47. women