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"From the Ted Talk by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Meet the women fighting on the front lines of an American war"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Among this team of standouts was Cassie, a young woman who managed to be an ROTC cadet, a sorority sister and a Women's Studies minor, all in one person. tartsin, a West Point tarck star, who always ran and road mchraed with no socks, and had shoes whose smell proved it. (Laughter) aembr, a Heidi look-alike, who had always wanted to be in the infantry, and when she found out that woemn couldn't be, she decided to become an inetl officer. She served in Bosnia, and later helped the FBI to bust drug ggnas in Pennsylvania. And then there was Kate, who played high school fboloatl all four years, and actually wanted to drop out after the first, to go into the glee club, but when boys told her that girls couldn't play football, she dcedied to stay for all the little girls who would come after her.

Open Cloze

Among this team of standouts was Cassie, a young woman who managed to be an ROTC cadet, a sorority sister and a Women's Studies minor, all in one person. _______, a West Point _____ star, who always ran and road _______ with no socks, and had shoes whose smell proved it. (Laughter) _____, a Heidi look-alike, who had always wanted to be in the infantry, and when she found out that _____ couldn't be, she decided to become an _____ officer. She served in Bosnia, and later helped the FBI to bust drug _____ in Pennsylvania. And then there was Kate, who played high school ________ all four years, and actually wanted to drop out after the first, to go into the glee club, but when boys told her that girls couldn't play football, she _______ to stay for all the little girls who would come after her.

Solution

  1. decided
  2. amber
  3. tristan
  4. marched
  5. intel
  6. football
  7. gangs
  8. women
  9. track

Original Text

Among this team of standouts was Cassie, a young woman who managed to be an ROTC cadet, a sorority sister and a Women's Studies minor, all in one person. Tristan, a West Point track star, who always ran and road marched with no socks, and had shoes whose smell proved it. (Laughter) Amber, a Heidi look-alike, who had always wanted to be in the infantry, and when she found out that women couldn't be, she decided to become an intel officer. She served in Bosnia, and later helped the FBI to bust drug gangs in Pennsylvania. And then there was Kate, who played high school football all four years, and actually wanted to drop out after the first, to go into the glee club, but when boys told her that girls couldn't play football, she decided to stay for all the little girls who would come after her.

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collocation frequency
special operations 6
united states 3
front lines 3

Important Words

  1. amber
  2. bosnia
  3. boys
  4. bust
  5. cadet
  6. cassie
  7. club
  8. decided
  9. drop
  10. drug
  11. fbi
  12. football
  13. gangs
  14. girls
  15. glee
  16. heidi
  17. helped
  18. high
  19. infantry
  20. intel
  21. kate
  22. laughter
  23. managed
  24. marched
  25. minor
  26. officer
  27. pennsylvania
  28. person
  29. play
  30. played
  31. point
  32. proved
  33. ran
  34. road
  35. rotc
  36. school
  37. served
  38. shoes
  39. sister
  40. smell
  41. socks
  42. sorority
  43. standouts
  44. star
  45. stay
  46. studies
  47. team
  48. told
  49. track
  50. tristan
  51. wanted
  52. west
  53. woman
  54. women
  55. years
  56. young