Aimee Mullins

Double amputee Aimee Mullins, 2014. Aimee Mullins is a former model, actress and Paralympic athlete. She became famous for her athletic achievements.

Step 1 : Click on the link to check your understanding. (Don’t hesitate to tell me your results.)

https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/aime-mullins

Step 2 : Answer the questions in the comments. (In a short paragraph)

  1. Why is Aimee Mullins so impressive?
  2. She dares anyone to use the word “disabled”. Why? Do you agree with her?
  3. What’s her definition of disability ? Do you agree?
  4. Why did doctors had to amputate both her legs?
  5. How does she consider adversity?
  6. According to her, what’s the secret?
  7. What’s her final message?

 Toolbox

  • determined = strong-willed (adj.)
  • impressive / amazing (adj.)
  • successful /səkˈsɛsfʊl/ (adj.)
  • achievement /əˈtʃiːvmənt/ (n.)
  • competitive spirit (n.)
  • open door (n.)
  • true inspiration /ˌɪnspɪˈrɛɪʃən/ (n.)
  • achieve /əˈtʃiːv/ (v.)
  • make a name = become well-known (v.)
  • overcome obstacles (v.)

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