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.)

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?


  • 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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