Business English
An ESL / EFL Online Gap-Fill Quiz on Barbie






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The Barbie doll is one of the most successful toys in history. It was in 1959 by the U.S. toy manufacturer Mattel. It has since become a cultural . American businesswoman Ruth Handler came up with the of an adult doll for small girls after seeing her daughter up paper dolls. The name ‘Barbie’ comes from Handler’s own daughter Barbara. Over 350,000 dolls were sold in the first year. Over a billion Barbies have been sold since. Clever means toy keep Barbie up with the times. They to every cultural challenge and change. Her waist was recently widened to avoid that women must be thin. She also a tattoo on her back. Sales are also boosted by a range of pets, cars and – everything the young woman might need.



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