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"From the Ted Talk by Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In 1998, after having been swept up into an improbable romance, I was then swpet up into the eye of a political, legal and mieda molaesrtm like we had never seen before. Remember, just a few years earlier, news was consumed from just three places: reading a newspaper or mzaganie, listening to the radio, or watching television. That was it. But that wasn't my fate. Instead, this scandal was brought to you by the digital revolution. That meant we could acsces all the information we wanted, when we wanted it, anytime, anywhere, and when the story broke in January 1998, it broke online. It was the first time the tiadotnaril news was usurped by the Internet for a major news story, a click that rebertvreead around the world.

Open Cloze

In 1998, after having been swept up into an improbable romance, I was then _____ up into the eye of a political, legal and _____ _________ like we had never seen before. Remember, just a few years earlier, news was consumed from just three places: reading a newspaper or ________, listening to the radio, or watching television. That was it. But that wasn't my fate. Instead, this scandal was brought to you by the digital revolution. That meant we could ______ all the information we wanted, when we wanted it, anytime, anywhere, and when the story broke in January 1998, it broke online. It was the first time the ___________ news was usurped by the Internet for a major news story, a click that ____________ around the world.

Solution

  1. swept
  2. traditional
  3. maelstrom
  4. access
  5. reverberated
  6. magazine
  7. media

Original Text

In 1998, after having been swept up into an improbable romance, I was then swept up into the eye of a political, legal and media maelstrom like we had never seen before. Remember, just a few years earlier, news was consumed from just three places: reading a newspaper or magazine, listening to the radio, or watching television. That was it. But that wasn't my fate. Instead, this scandal was brought to you by the digital revolution. That meant we could access all the information we wanted, when we wanted it, anytime, anywhere, and when the story broke in January 1998, it broke online. It was the first time the traditional news was usurped by the Internet for a major news story, a click that reverberated around the world.

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public shaming 3

Important Words

  1. access
  2. anytime
  3. broke
  4. brought
  5. click
  6. consumed
  7. digital
  8. earlier
  9. eye
  10. fate
  11. improbable
  12. information
  13. internet
  14. january
  15. legal
  16. listening
  17. maelstrom
  18. magazine
  19. major
  20. meant
  21. media
  22. news
  23. newspaper
  24. online
  25. political
  26. radio
  27. reading
  28. remember
  29. reverberated
  30. revolution
  31. romance
  32. scandal
  33. story
  34. swept
  35. television
  36. time
  37. traditional
  38. usurped
  39. wanted
  40. watching
  41. world
  42. years