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"From the Ted Talk by Safwat Saleem: Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent"

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I've seuttetrd for as long as I can remember. I was the kid in class who would never raise his hand when he had a question — or knew the answer. Every time the phone rang, I would run to the bathroom so I would not have to answer it. If it was for me, my prtaens would say I'm not around. I spent a lot of time in the bathroom. And I hated introducing myself, especially in groups. I'd always setttur on my name, and there was usually someone who'd go, "Have you forgotten your name?" And then everybody would lgauh. That joke never got old.

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I've _________ for as long as I can remember. I was the kid in class who would never raise his hand when he had a question — or knew the answer. Every time the phone rang, I would run to the bathroom so I would not have to answer it. If it was for me, my _______ would say I'm not around. I spent a lot of time in the bathroom. And I hated introducing myself, especially in groups. I'd always _______ on my name, and there was usually someone who'd go, "Have you forgotten your name?" And then everybody would _____. That joke never got old.

Solution

  1. parents
  2. laugh
  3. stuttered
  4. stutter

Original Text

I've stuttered for as long as I can remember. I was the kid in class who would never raise his hand when he had a question — or knew the answer. Every time the phone rang, I would run to the bathroom so I would not have to answer it. If it was for me, my parents would say I'm not around. I spent a lot of time in the bathroom. And I hated introducing myself, especially in groups. I'd always stutter on my name, and there was usually someone who'd go, "Have you forgotten your name?" And then everybody would laugh. That joke never got old.

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Important Words

  1. answer
  2. bathroom
  3. class
  4. forgotten
  5. groups
  6. hand
  7. hated
  8. introducing
  9. joke
  10. kid
  11. knew
  12. laugh
  13. long
  14. lot
  15. parents
  16. phone
  17. question
  18. raise
  19. rang
  20. remember
  21. run
  22. spent
  23. stutter
  24. stuttered
  25. time