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From the Ted Talk by Mae Jemison: Teach arts and sciences together

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And if you think about those parallels to the arts — the competition with the Bolshoi Ballet spurred the Joffrey and the New York City Ballet to become better. itsuurrrnfcate, museums, theaters, movie houses across the country are disappearing. We have more television stations with less to watch, we have more money snept on rewrites to get old toeisievln programs in the movies. We have carrtpooe funding now that, when it goes to support the arts, it almost rqreuies that the product be part of the picture that the artist drwas. We have stadiums that are named over and over again by corporations. In Houston, we're trying to figure out what to do with that Enron Stadium thing.

Open Cloze

And if you think about those parallels to the arts — the competition with the Bolshoi Ballet spurred the Joffrey and the New York City Ballet to become better. ______________, museums, theaters, movie houses across the country are disappearing. We have more television stations with less to watch, we have more money _____ on rewrites to get old __________ programs in the movies. We have _________ funding now that, when it goes to support the arts, it almost ________ that the product be part of the picture that the artist _____. We have stadiums that are named over and over again by corporations. In Houston, we're trying to figure out what to do with that Enron Stadium thing.

Solution

  1. corporate
  2. draws
  3. requires
  4. television
  5. spent
  6. infrastructure

Original Text

And if you think about those parallels to the arts — the competition with the Bolshoi Ballet spurred the Joffrey and the New York City Ballet to become better. Infrastructure, museums, theaters, movie houses across the country are disappearing. We have more television stations with less to watch, we have more money spent on rewrites to get old television programs in the movies. We have corporate funding now that, when it goes to support the arts, it almost requires that the product be part of the picture that the artist draws. We have stadiums that are named over and over again by corporations. In Houston, we're trying to figure out what to do with that Enron Stadium thing.

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Important Words

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  4. bolshoi
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  31. spent
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