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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

And when we aim for a more diverse judiciary, the polrebm actually gets worse. If we want less male, less pale judges, we're not likely to find them all in barristers cmhberas. And people who haven't spent their working lives in court can't possibly be expected to just know how jduigng works, no matter how excellent they may be in other ways. So what you end up with is a situation where no new judge is actually likely to have every pciee of the merit puzzle. But the number and shape of those missing pieces vareis hugely from judge to judge. How is this OK? Why does our system amsuse that anyone comes ready-made for such a demanding job?

## Open Cloze

And when we aim for a more diverse judiciary, the _______ actually gets worse. If we want less male, less pale judges, we're not likely to find them all in barristers ________. And people who haven't spent their working lives in court can't possibly be expected to just know how _______ works, no matter how excellent they may be in other ways. So what you end up with is a situation where no new judge is actually likely to have every _____ of the merit puzzle. But the number and shape of those missing pieces ______ hugely from judge to judge. How is this OK? Why does our system ______ that anyone comes ready-made for such a demanding job?

1. varies
2. chambers
3. assume
4. judging
5. problem
6. piece

## Original Text

And when we aim for a more diverse judiciary, the problem actually gets worse. If we want less male, less pale judges, we're not likely to find them all in barristers chambers. And people who haven't spent their working lives in court can't possibly be expected to just know how judging works, no matter how excellent they may be in other ways. So what you end up with is a situation where no new judge is actually likely to have every piece of the merit puzzle. But the number and shape of those missing pieces varies hugely from judge to judge. How is this OK? Why does our system assume that anyone comes ready-made for such a demanding job?

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