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From the Ted Talk by Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, flutes may seem ... the distribution of flutes may seem a taiirvl case. Let's take a contemporary example of the dispute about justice. It had to do with golf. Casey matirn — a few years ago, cseay Martin — did any of you hear about him? He was a very good golfer, but he had a disability. He had a bad leg, a circulatory pblroem, that made it very painful for him to walk the course. In fact, it carried risk of iujrny. He asekd the PGA, the Professional Golfers' Association, for permission to use a golf cart in the PGA tournaments. They said, "No. Now that would give you an unfair advantage." He sued, and his case went all the way to the Supreme Court, believe it or not, the case over the golf cart, because the law says that the disabled must be accommodated, provided the accommodation does not cgnahe the essential ntuare of the aivtctiy. He says, "I'm a great golfer. I want to compete. But I need a golf cart to get from one hole to the next."

Open Cloze

Now, flutes may seem ... the distribution of flutes may seem a _______ case. Let's take a contemporary example of the dispute about justice. It had to do with golf. Casey ______ — a few years ago, _____ Martin — did any of you hear about him? He was a very good golfer, but he had a disability. He had a bad leg, a circulatory _______, that made it very painful for him to walk the course. In fact, it carried risk of ______. He _____ the PGA, the Professional Golfers' Association, for permission to use a golf cart in the PGA tournaments. They said, "No. Now that would give you an unfair advantage." He sued, and his case went all the way to the Supreme Court, believe it or not, the case over the golf cart, because the law says that the disabled must be accommodated, provided the accommodation does not ______ the essential ______ of the ________. He says, "I'm a great golfer. I want to compete. But I need a golf cart to get from one hole to the next."

Solution

  1. martin
  2. injury
  3. problem
  4. change
  5. trivial
  6. activity
  7. nature
  8. casey
  9. asked

Original Text

Now, flutes may seem ... the distribution of flutes may seem a trivial case. Let's take a contemporary example of the dispute about justice. It had to do with golf. Casey Martin — a few years ago, Casey Martin — did any of you hear about him? He was a very good golfer, but he had a disability. He had a bad leg, a circulatory problem, that made it very painful for him to walk the course. In fact, it carried risk of injury. He asked the PGA, the Professional Golfers' Association, for permission to use a golf cart in the PGA tournaments. They said, "No. Now that would give you an unfair advantage." He sued, and his case went all the way to the Supreme Court, believe it or not, the case over the golf cart, because the law says that the disabled must be accommodated, provided the accommodation does not change the essential nature of the activity. He says, "I'm a great golfer. I want to compete. But I need a golf cart to get from one hole to the next."

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