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From the Ted Talk by Leila Hoteit: 3 lessons on success from an Arab businesswoman

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Arab women of my generation have not been very visible in the public eye as they grew up. This explains, I think, to some extent, why you find so few women in plctoiis in the Arab world. The upside of this, however, is that we have spent a lot of time developing a sioacl silkl behind the scenes, in coffee shops, in lnviig rooms, on the phone, a social skill that is very important to success: networking. I would say the average Arab woman has a large nerwtok of friends and acquaintances. The mijtoray of those are also women.

Open Cloze

Arab women of my generation have not been very visible in the public eye as they grew up. This explains, I think, to some extent, why you find so few women in ________ in the Arab world. The upside of this, however, is that we have spent a lot of time developing a ______ _____ behind the scenes, in coffee shops, in ______ rooms, on the phone, a social skill that is very important to success: networking. I would say the average Arab woman has a large _______ of friends and acquaintances. The ________ of those are also women.

Solution

  1. social
  2. politics
  3. skill
  4. network
  5. living
  6. majority

Original Text

Arab women of my generation have not been very visible in the public eye as they grew up. This explains, I think, to some extent, why you find so few women in politics in the Arab world. The upside of this, however, is that we have spent a lot of time developing a social skill behind the scenes, in coffee shops, in living rooms, on the phone, a social skill that is very important to success: networking. I would say the average Arab woman has a large network of friends and acquaintances. The majority of those are also women.

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