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From the Ted Talk by Ishan Bhabha: How to foster productive and responsible debate

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What if you own a hotel, and one of the key principles in your mission statement is a commitment to treat all employees and customers eaqluly, including on the basis of gender and religion? And then a large gourp books an eenvt at your spcae, and when you look at the booking, you rleiaze it's a religious group, and one of their key principles is that women should never leave the home and should have no opportunities for professional development outside of it. What do you do? Do you host the event and get criticized by some, or refuse and get criticized by others?

Open Cloze

What if you own a hotel, and one of the key principles in your mission statement is a commitment to treat all employees and customers _______, including on the basis of gender and religion? And then a large _____ books an _____ at your _____, and when you look at the booking, you _______ it's a religious group, and one of their key principles is that women should never leave the home and should have no opportunities for professional development outside of it. What do you do? Do you host the event and get criticized by some, or refuse and get criticized by others?

Solution

  1. space
  2. realize
  3. equally
  4. event
  5. group

Original Text

What if you own a hotel, and one of the key principles in your mission statement is a commitment to treat all employees and customers equally, including on the basis of gender and religion? And then a large group books an event at your space, and when you look at the booking, you realize it's a religious group, and one of their key principles is that women should never leave the home and should have no opportunities for professional development outside of it. What do you do? Do you host the event and get criticized by some, or refuse and get criticized by others?

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Important Words

  1. basis
  2. booking
  3. books
  4. commitment
  5. criticized
  6. customers
  7. development
  8. employees
  9. equally
  10. event
  11. gender
  12. group
  13. home
  14. host
  15. hotel
  16. including
  17. key
  18. large
  19. leave
  20. mission
  21. opportunities
  22. principles
  23. professional
  24. realize
  25. refuse
  26. religion
  27. religious
  28. space
  29. statement
  30. treat
  31. women