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From the Ted Talk by Marc Pachter: The art of the interview

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And she began to talk about things that had happened to her body and her face, and how she could no longer count on her beauty, and her fliamy then treated her like the ugly sister of the bfetauiul one for whom all the ballet lessons were given. And she had to go along just to be with her sister for copnamy, and in that process, she made a number of decisions. First of all, was that dance, even though it hadn't been ofefred to her, was her life. And secondly, she had better be, although she did dance for a while, a caohgeerrpohr because then her looks didn't matter. But she was thrilled to get that out as a real, real fact in her life.

Open Cloze

And she began to talk about things that had happened to her body and her face, and how she could no longer count on her beauty, and her ______ then treated her like the ugly sister of the _________ one for whom all the ballet lessons were given. And she had to go along just to be with her sister for _______, and in that process, she made a number of decisions. First of all, was that dance, even though it hadn't been _______ to her, was her life. And secondly, she had better be, although she did dance for a while, a _____________ because then her looks didn't matter. But she was thrilled to get that out as a real, real fact in her life.

Solution

  1. beautiful
  2. offered
  3. choreographer
  4. family
  5. company

Original Text

And she began to talk about things that had happened to her body and her face, and how she could no longer count on her beauty, and her family then treated her like the ugly sister of the beautiful one for whom all the ballet lessons were given. And she had to go along just to be with her sister for company, and in that process, she made a number of decisions. First of all, was that dance, even though it hadn't been offered to her, was her life. And secondly, she had better be, although she did dance for a while, a choreographer because then her looks didn't matter. But she was thrilled to get that out as a real, real fact in her life.

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Important Words

  1. ballet
  2. beautiful
  3. beauty
  4. began
  5. body
  6. choreographer
  7. company
  8. count
  9. dance
  10. decisions
  11. face
  12. fact
  13. family
  14. happened
  15. lessons
  16. life
  17. longer
  18. matter
  19. number
  20. offered
  21. process
  22. real
  23. sister
  24. talk
  25. thrilled
  26. treated
  27. ugly