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From the Ted Talk by Candace Parker: How to break down barriers and not accept limits

Unscramble the Blue Letters

For isantcne, I received my girls basketball ufonrim in middle shoocl. It was old and smelly and tight. The boys got brand new ones. My boehtrr worked his butt off to get into one of the most prestigious medical schools in the cornuty. My family was so proud. We heard the whispers: they said, “Quotas.” The world had a way of just putting differences in a box and then getting mad when we had the audacity to not fit. Just as an individual, you get mad at me for not fitting in the box that you made.

Open Cloze

For ________, I received my girls basketball _______ in middle ______. It was old and smelly and tight. The boys got brand new ones. My _______ worked his butt off to get into one of the most prestigious medical schools in the _______. My family was so proud. We heard the whispers: they said, “Quotas.” The world had a way of just putting differences in a box and then getting mad when we had the audacity to not fit. Just as an individual, you get mad at me for not fitting in the box that you made.

Solution

  1. brother
  2. school
  3. instance
  4. uniform
  5. country

Original Text

For instance, I received my girls basketball uniform in middle school. It was old and smelly and tight. The boys got brand new ones. My brother worked his butt off to get into one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country. My family was so proud. We heard the whispers: they said, “Quotas.” The world had a way of just putting differences in a box and then getting mad when we had the audacity to not fit. Just as an individual, you get mad at me for not fitting in the box that you made.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. audacity
  2. basketball
  3. box
  4. boys
  5. brand
  6. brother
  7. butt
  8. country
  9. differences
  10. family
  11. fit
  12. fitting
  13. girls
  14. heard
  15. individual
  16. instance
  17. mad
  18. medical
  19. middle
  20. prestigious
  21. proud
  22. putting
  23. received
  24. school
  25. schools
  26. smelly
  27. tight
  28. uniform
  29. worked
  30. world