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From the Ted Talk by Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: A mother and son united by love and art

Unscramble the Blue Letters

DW: While stniuydg in art socohl — it's probably true — I had a male professor who told me that I was taking up a good man's sacpe. He tried to stifle my dream of becoming a photographer. He attempted to shame me in a class full of male photographers. He told me I was out of place and out of oerdr as a wmaon, and he went on to say that all you could and would do was to have a baby when a good man could have had your seat in this class. I was skcheod into silence into that experience. But I had my camera, and I was drnmeeeitd to prove to him that I was wthory for a seat in that class. But in retrospect, I asked myself: "Why did I need to prove it to him?" You know, I had my camera, and I knew I needed to prove to myself that I would make a difference in photography. I love photography, and no one is going to stop me from making images.

Open Cloze

DW: While ________ in art ______ — it's probably true — I had a male professor who told me that I was taking up a good man's _____. He tried to stifle my dream of becoming a photographer. He attempted to shame me in a class full of male photographers. He told me I was out of place and out of _____ as a _____, and he went on to say that all you could and would do was to have a baby when a good man could have had your seat in this class. I was _______ into silence into that experience. But I had my camera, and I was __________ to prove to him that I was ______ for a seat in that class. But in retrospect, I asked myself: "Why did I need to prove it to him?" You know, I had my camera, and I knew I needed to prove to myself that I would make a difference in photography. I love photography, and no one is going to stop me from making images.

Solution

  1. worthy
  2. woman
  3. shocked
  4. space
  5. studying
  6. order
  7. determined
  8. school

Original Text

DW: While studying in art school — it's probably true — I had a male professor who told me that I was taking up a good man's space. He tried to stifle my dream of becoming a photographer. He attempted to shame me in a class full of male photographers. He told me I was out of place and out of order as a woman, and he went on to say that all you could and would do was to have a baby when a good man could have had your seat in this class. I was shocked into silence into that experience. But I had my camera, and I was determined to prove to him that I was worthy for a seat in that class. But in retrospect, I asked myself: "Why did I need to prove it to him?" You know, I had my camera, and I knew I needed to prove to myself that I would make a difference in photography. I love photography, and no one is going to stop me from making images.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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Important Words

  1. art
  2. asked
  3. attempted
  4. baby
  5. camera
  6. class
  7. determined
  8. difference
  9. dream
  10. experience
  11. full
  12. good
  13. images
  14. knew
  15. love
  16. making
  17. male
  18. man
  19. needed
  20. order
  21. photographer
  22. photographers
  23. photography
  24. place
  25. professor
  26. prove
  27. retrospect
  28. school
  29. seat
  30. shame
  31. shocked
  32. silence
  33. space
  34. stifle
  35. stop
  36. studying
  37. told
  38. true
  39. woman
  40. worthy