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From the Ted Talk "Justin Baldoni: Why I'm done trying to be "man enough""

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So woemn, on behalf of men all over the world who feel similar to me, please forgive us for all the ayws that we have not rdeiel on your strength. And now I would like to ask you to formally help us, because we cannot do this alone. We are men. We're going to mess up. We're going to say the wrong thing. We're going to be tone-deaf. We're more than likely, probably, going to offend you. But don't lose hope. We're only here because of you, and like you, as men, we need to stand up and become your allies as you fight against pretty much everything. We need your help in celebrating our vulnerability and being etnpati with us as we make this very, very long journey from our heads to our hearts. And finally to parents: instead of teaching our ehdnlric to be brave boys or pretty girls, can we maybe just aceht them how to be good humans?

Open Cloze

So _____, on behalf of men all over the world who feel similar to me, please forgive us for all the ____ that we have not ______ on your strength. And now I would like to ask you to formally help us, because we cannot do this alone. We are men. We're going to mess up. We're going to say the wrong thing. We're going to be tone-deaf. We're more than likely, probably, going to offend you. But don't lose hope. We're only here because of you, and like you, as men, we need to stand up and become your allies as you fight against pretty much everything. We need your help in celebrating our vulnerability and being _______ with us as we make this very, very long journey from our heads to our hearts. And finally to parents: instead of teaching our ________ to be brave boys or pretty girls, can we maybe just _____ them how to be good humans?

Solution

  1. patient
  2. ways
  3. relied
  4. teach
  5. children
  6. women

Original Text

So women, on behalf of men all over the world who feel similar to me, please forgive us for all the ways that we have not relied on your strength. And now I would like to ask you to formally help us, because we cannot do this alone. We are men. We're going to mess up. We're going to say the wrong thing. We're going to be tone-deaf. We're more than likely, probably, going to offend you. But don't lose hope. We're only here because of you, and like you, as men, we need to stand up and become your allies as you fight against pretty much everything. We need your help in celebrating our vulnerability and being patient with us as we make this very, very long journey from our heads to our hearts. And finally to parents: instead of teaching our children to be brave boys or pretty girls, can we maybe just teach them how to be good humans?

Important Words

  1. allies
  2. behalf
  3. boys
  4. brave
  5. celebrating
  6. children
  7. feel
  8. fight
  9. finally
  10. forgive
  11. formally
  12. girls
  13. good
  14. heads
  15. hearts
  16. hope
  17. humans
  18. journey
  19. long
  20. lose
  21. men
  22. mess
  23. offend
  24. patient
  25. pretty
  26. relied
  27. similar
  28. stand
  29. strength
  30. teach
  31. teaching
  32. vulnerability
  33. ways
  34. women
  35. world
  36. wrong