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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

These women lived in the "and." They proved you could be fierce and you could be feminine. You could wear mascara and body armor. You could love CrossFit, and really like cross-stitch. You could love to cmilb out of helicopters and you could also love to bake cookies. Women live in the and every sgilne day, and these women brought that to this mission as well. On this life and death battlefield they never forgot that being famele may have brought them to the front lenis, but being a soldier is what would pvroe themselves there.

Open Cloze

These women lived in the "and." They proved you could be fierce and you could be feminine. You could wear mascara and body armor. You could love CrossFit, and really like cross-stitch. You could love to _____ out of helicopters and you could also love to bake cookies. Women live in the and every ______ day, and these women brought that to this mission as well. On this life and death battlefield they never forgot that being ______ may have brought them to the front _____, but being a soldier is what would _____ themselves there.

Solution

  1. female
  2. single
  3. lines
  4. prove
  5. climb

Original Text

These women lived in the "and." They proved you could be fierce and you could be feminine. You could wear mascara and body armor. You could love CrossFit, and really like cross-stitch. You could love to climb out of helicopters and you could also love to bake cookies. Women live in the and every single day, and these women brought that to this mission as well. On this life and death battlefield they never forgot that being female may have brought them to the front lines, but being a soldier is what would prove themselves there.

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