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From the Ted Talk by Caroline Paul: To raise brave girls, encourage adventure

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And I was confused, because the fire hadn't been difficult pllisyhcay, so why was he looking at me with something like astonishment? And then it became clear: Skip, who was by the way a really nice guy and an excellent firefighter, not only thought that woemn could not be strong, he thought that they could not be brave either. And he wasn't the only one. Friends, acquaintances and stargrens, men and women throughout my career ask me over and over, "Caroline, all that fire, all that dngaer, aren't you scared?" Honestly, I never heard a male firefighter asked this. And I became curious. Why wasn't brvaery expected of women?

Open Cloze

And I was confused, because the fire hadn't been difficult __________, so why was he looking at me with something like astonishment? And then it became clear: Skip, who was by the way a really nice guy and an excellent firefighter, not only thought that _____ could not be strong, he thought that they could not be brave either. And he wasn't the only one. Friends, acquaintances and _________, men and women throughout my career ask me over and over, "Caroline, all that fire, all that ______, aren't you scared?" Honestly, I never heard a male firefighter asked this. And I became curious. Why wasn't _______ expected of women?

Solution

  1. danger
  2. physically
  3. women
  4. bravery
  5. strangers

Original Text

And I was confused, because the fire hadn't been difficult physically, so why was he looking at me with something like astonishment? And then it became clear: Skip, who was by the way a really nice guy and an excellent firefighter, not only thought that women could not be strong, he thought that they could not be brave either. And he wasn't the only one. Friends, acquaintances and strangers, men and women throughout my career ask me over and over, "Caroline, all that fire, all that danger, aren't you scared?" Honestly, I never heard a male firefighter asked this. And I became curious. Why wasn't bravery expected of women?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
world record 4
playground fire 2
fire pole 2
steep hill 2

Important Words

  1. acquaintances
  2. asked
  3. astonishment
  4. brave
  5. bravery
  6. career
  7. confused
  8. curious
  9. danger
  10. difficult
  11. excellent
  12. expected
  13. fire
  14. firefighter
  15. friends
  16. guy
  17. heard
  18. honestly
  19. male
  20. men
  21. nice
  22. physically
  23. scared
  24. skip
  25. strangers
  26. strong
  27. thought
  28. women