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From the Ted Talk by Ameera Harouda: Why I put myself in danger to tell the stories of Gaza

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One of the times in Gaza, during the kidnapping of the British journalist Alan Johnston, I was asked by an American mzaganie to set up a meeting with the kidnappers in Gaza, and I did. The journalist covering the story and I were asekd to meet outside of his hotel. They came, they peikcd us up in a black van with black wdwinos, they were wearing masks on that day. And they drove us away, far away in the mlidde of a field. They took our cell phones and we did the ieirventw with the kidnapper outside in that field. I was so scared that day, a day I will never forget.

Open Cloze

One of the times in Gaza, during the kidnapping of the British journalist Alan Johnston, I was asked by an American ________ to set up a meeting with the kidnappers in Gaza, and I did. The journalist covering the story and I were _____ to meet outside of his hotel. They came, they ______ us up in a black van with black _______, they were wearing masks on that day. And they drove us away, far away in the ______ of a field. They took our cell phones and we did the _________ with the kidnapper outside in that field. I was so scared that day, a day I will never forget.

Solution

  1. magazine
  2. asked
  3. interview
  4. picked
  5. middle
  6. windows

Original Text

One of the times in Gaza, during the kidnapping of the British journalist Alan Johnston, I was asked by an American magazine to set up a meeting with the kidnappers in Gaza, and I did. The journalist covering the story and I were asked to meet outside of his hotel. They came, they picked us up in a black van with black windows, they were wearing masks on that day. And they drove us away, far away in the middle of a field. They took our cell phones and we did the interview with the kidnapper outside in that field. I was so scared that day, a day I will never forget.

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