...or you can try the same exercise this way:
Put the words into the gaps in the text.
highlight / turn / sure / social / celebrated / direction / annual / campaign
International Women's Day (IWD) is __________around the world on March 8 every year. It began as a
for better working conditions by women in New York at the __________of the 20th century. The first official IWD was on February 28,1909.
No one knows for __________why the date changed to March 8, but this is the date when thousands of women started __________marches in New York’s streets. The first international women’s conference took place in 1910, in Denmark. Since then, IWD has spread around the world. Today it is an important day to __________the economic, political and __________contributions women have made to our world. Women can now be happier that things are moving in the right __________.
Society / celebrate / highlight / event / official / powerful / dozen / across
IWD is an __________holiday in many countries, including Algeria, China, Cuba, Italy, Poland, Vietnam, and Zambia. All __________the world, men give flowers and other gifts to the women in their lives -mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, teachers, etc. In Portugal and Romania, women __________by having "women-only" dinners. IWD is a big __________in India, where people hold celebrations throughout the day. Indian men want to show how important women are to their __________. All around the world women are becoming more __________in business, entertainment, politics and other areas. There are over a __________ nations today with women leaders. However, IWD is still necessary to __________the inequality millions of women still face.