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"From the Ted Talk by Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

MA: Well, it's pretty irritating actually because nobody ever describes what a man is wearing. But people did pay attention to what clothes I had. What was interesting was that, before I went up to New York as U.N. abasadmosr, I talked to Jeane Kirkpatrick, who'd been ambassador before me, and she said, "You've got to get rid of your professor clothes. Go out and look like a dompliat." So that did give me a lot of ottprepiuinos to go sihnpopg. But still, there were all kinds of questions about — "did you wear a hat?" "How short was your skirt?" And one of the things — if you rmemeebr Condoleezza Rice was at some event and she wore btoos, and she got criticized over that. And no guy ever gets criticized. But that's the least of it.

Open Cloze

MA: Well, it's pretty irritating actually because nobody ever describes what a man is wearing. But people did pay attention to what clothes I had. What was interesting was that, before I went up to New York as U.N. __________, I talked to Jeane Kirkpatrick, who'd been ambassador before me, and she said, "You've got to get rid of your professor clothes. Go out and look like a ________." So that did give me a lot of _____________ to go ________. But still, there were all kinds of questions about — "did you wear a hat?" "How short was your skirt?" And one of the things — if you ________ Condoleezza Rice was at some event and she wore _____, and she got criticized over that. And no guy ever gets criticized. But that's the least of it.

Solution

  1. shopping
  2. opportunities
  3. boots
  4. diplomat
  5. ambassador
  6. remember

Original Text

MA: Well, it's pretty irritating actually because nobody ever describes what a man is wearing. But people did pay attention to what clothes I had. What was interesting was that, before I went up to New York as U.N. ambassador, I talked to Jeane Kirkpatrick, who'd been ambassador before me, and she said, "You've got to get rid of your professor clothes. Go out and look like a diplomat." So that did give me a lot of opportunities to go shopping. But still, there were all kinds of questions about — "did you wear a hat?" "How short was your skirt?" And one of the things — if you remember Condoleezza Rice was at some event and she wore boots, and she got criticized over that. And no guy ever gets criticized. But that's the least of it.

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