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

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And as everyone knows, if you want to utanrensdd what's happening in a ctonmimuy and in a home, you talk to women, whether you're talking about Southern Afghanistan, or Southern caoifnlira. But in this case, men could not talk to women, because in a conservative and traditional society like Afghanistan, that would cause grave offense. So you needed women soldiers out there. That meant, at this time in the war, that the women who would be recruited to serve alongside Army rnegars and Navy SEALs, would be seeing the kind of combat experienced by less than five percent of the eitrne United States military. Less than five penecrt.

Open Cloze

And as everyone knows, if you want to __________ what's happening in a _________ and in a home, you talk to women, whether you're talking about Southern Afghanistan, or Southern __________. But in this case, men could not talk to women, because in a conservative and traditional society like Afghanistan, that would cause grave offense. So you needed women soldiers out there. That meant, at this time in the war, that the women who would be recruited to serve alongside Army _______ and Navy SEALs, would be seeing the kind of combat experienced by less than five percent of the ______ United States military. Less than five _______.

Solution

  1. community
  2. entire
  3. rangers
  4. california
  5. percent
  6. understand

Original Text

And as everyone knows, if you want to understand what's happening in a community and in a home, you talk to women, whether you're talking about Southern Afghanistan, or Southern California. But in this case, men could not talk to women, because in a conservative and traditional society like Afghanistan, that would cause grave offense. So you needed women soldiers out there. That meant, at this time in the war, that the women who would be recruited to serve alongside Army Rangers and Navy SEALs, would be seeing the kind of combat experienced by less than five percent of the entire United States military. Less than five percent.

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united states 3
front lines 3

Important Words

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  2. army
  3. california
  4. case
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  6. community
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  10. grave
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  12. home
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  15. men
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  18. needed
  19. offense
  20. percent
  21. rangers
  22. recruited
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  25. society
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  27. southern
  28. states
  29. talk
  30. talking
  31. time
  32. traditional
  33. understand
  34. united
  35. war
  36. women