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Clinton Calls for Unity to Face Challenges


Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the (1)____________________ at the Democratic Party National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She spoke to the (2)_________________ about the need to unite to deal with the nation’s challenges.
"It truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we will all work together so we can all (3)_________________."
Clinton is the first woman to receive a (4)________________ for president in the United States. The 68-year-old Clinton won the nomination after (5)___________________________, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Sanders (6)_________________ for Clinton in an earlier speech at the convention. Now she faces the challenge of (7)_________________ from his supporters before the November election.
In her acceptance speech, Clinton (8)_______________ Sanders for his campaign, its appeal to young people and its call for economic and (9)_____________________.
"I want you to know I've heard you," Clinton said. "Your cause is our cause."
Clinton's main opponent in the (10)_________________ is Republican Party nominee Donald Trump. Both candidates (11)_______________ negative perceptions among voters, as many public opinion studies have shown during the past year. Those same studies show about 30 percent of voters view Clinton as (12)________________. However, one Gallup poll found her to be the country's most (13)____________.
Clinton said Thursday that Trump wants Americans to fear the future and each other. She (14)________________ Trump's proposals including one to build a wall along the Mexico-US border and another to ban Muslims from (15)___________________.
"We will not build a wall. Instead, we will (16)_________________ where everyone who wants a good job can get one. And we'll build a path to citizenship for (17)_______________ who are already contributing to our economy. We, we will not ban a religion, we will work with all Americans and (18)___________________ to fight and defeat terrorism."
Clinton called on Americans to consider Donald Trump’s “temperament.”
“He loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he's gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he's (19)_________________. When he sees a protestor at a rally. Imagine, if you dare, imagine, imagine him in the Oval Office (20)_________________. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Chelsea Clinton introduced the Democratic Party nominee. She (21)___________________ as “driven by compassion, by faith, by kindness, a fierce sense of justice and a heart full of love.”
The crowd (22)___________________ Khizr Khan, an American Muslim whose son was killed in U.S. military service.
“Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with their future,” Khan said. “Let me ask you, (23)___________________ the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.”
Trump and his campaign have described the Democratic Party convention speakers as painting too (24)_________________ of the state of the nation.
"I've been watching (25)_________________ at night, and boy am I getting hit," Trump said at an event Thursday in Iowa. "I am getting hit and they don't mean it and there's a lot of (26)_________________," he said.
American voters will make their choice on November 8. The new president will take office on January 20, 2017.
I’m Caty Weaver.
Chris Hannas wrote this report for VOA. Caty Weaver adapted it for Learning English. Hai Do was the editor.
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Words in This Story

challenge n. a difficult task or problem: something that is hard to do
perceptionn. the way you think about or understand someone or something
polln. an activity in which several or many people are asked a question or a series of questions in order to get information about what most people think about something
admire v. to feel respect or approval for (someone or something)
temperamentn. the usual attitude, mood, or behavior of a person or animal
provocation n. an action or occurrence that causes someone to become angry or to begin to do something
baitv. to try to make (someone) angry by using criticism or insults

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