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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 3, Day 6

  • 1100 Words You Need to Know
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  • Coursebook: 1100 Words You Need to Know
  • Session: Week 3, Day 6
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Using the clues listed below, fill in each blank in the following story with one of the new words you learned this week.

Desert Storm Decision
In the 1991 War, where the United Nations forces, led by Americans, ousted the army from Kuwait’s soil, the __________ of combat took place in short order after the Allies were able to __________ control of the skies from the __________ ’s air force.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the U.S. field , tended to __________ when asked by the media why he hadn’t pursued the enemy all the way to Baghdad, saying: “It would have been foolhardy for us to try to occupy that capital city and pile up American casualties from sniper attacks by Iraq’s guerillas. That may be hard for you Monday morning quarterbacks to understand but I agreed with the president who was convinced that such an action would have sent a bad message to the Arab world and would have splintered the Allied partnership.”
Schwarzkopf reiterated that it was his to hurl back the invaders with a minimum of but not, he added in a __________ tone, “to splatter Saddam over the desert sands. That ’s days are numbered,” the general concluded, “but I expect his end is likely to come at the hands of his own people.”

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    Dr. Hariri
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    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    Sasan
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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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