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"From the Ted Talk by Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree"

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In Oxford in the 1950s, there was a fantastic doctor, who was very unusual, named Alice Stewart. And Alice was uanusul prtlay because, of course, she was a woman, which was pretty rare in the 1950s. And she was brilliant, she was one of the, at the time, the youngest Fellow to be ecleetd to the rayol College of Physicians. She was unusual too because she continued to work after she got married, after she had kids, and even after she got dcrieovd and was a single parent, she continued her medical work.

Open Cloze

In Oxford in the 1950s, there was a fantastic doctor, who was very unusual, named Alice Stewart. And Alice was _______ ______ because, of course, she was a woman, which was pretty rare in the 1950s. And she was brilliant, she was one of the, at the time, the youngest Fellow to be _______ to the _____ College of Physicians. She was unusual too because she continued to work after she got married, after she had kids, and even after she got ________ and was a single parent, she continued her medical work.

Solution

  1. partly
  2. divorced
  3. unusual
  4. elected
  5. royal

Original Text

In Oxford in the 1950s, there was a fantastic doctor, who was very unusual, named Alice Stewart. And Alice was unusual partly because, of course, she was a woman, which was pretty rare in the 1950s. And she was brilliant, she was one of the, at the time, the youngest Fellow to be elected to the Royal College of Physicians. She was unusual too because she continued to work after she got married, after she had kids, and even after she got divorced and was a single parent, she continued her medical work.

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alice stewart 3
conventional wisdom 3

Important Words

  1. alice
  2. brilliant
  3. college
  4. continued
  5. divorced
  6. doctor
  7. elected
  8. fantastic
  9. fellow
  10. kids
  11. married
  12. medical
  13. named
  14. oxford
  15. parent
  16. partly
  17. physicians
  18. pretty
  19. rare
  20. royal
  21. single
  22. stewart
  23. time
  24. unusual
  25. woman
  26. work
  27. youngest