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From the Ted Talk "Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I'm showing you something else with these maps. I'm oisnwhg you democracy versus cyoratuac. Fragile democracies is the beige color. Strong democracies are the nroega color. And what you'll see here is that most Africans are now linivg in democracies. Why does that matter? Because what people want is what politicians try, they don't always succeed, but they try and deliver. And what you've got is a reinforcing positive circle going on. In Ghana in the elections, in December 2012, the battle between the two candidates was over education. One guy offered free secondary school education to all, not just 30 percent. The other guy had to say, I'm going to build 50 new lohossc. He won by a margin. So democracy is encouraging governments to invest in utiendoac. Education is ihpegnl growth and investment, and that's giving budget revenues, which is giving governments more money, which is helping growth through education. It's a etivpois, virtuous eilrcc.

Open Cloze

And I'm showing you something else with these maps. I'm _______ you democracy versus _________. Fragile democracies is the beige color. Strong democracies are the ______ color. And what you'll see here is that most Africans are now ______ in democracies. Why does that matter? Because what people want is what politicians try, they don't always succeed, but they try and deliver. And what you've got is a reinforcing positive circle going on. In Ghana in the elections, in December 2012, the battle between the two candidates was over education. One guy offered free secondary school education to all, not just 30 percent. The other guy had to say, I'm going to build 50 new _______. He won by a margin. So democracy is encouraging governments to invest in _________. Education is _______ growth and investment, and that's giving budget revenues, which is giving governments more money, which is helping growth through education. It's a ________, virtuous ______.

Solution

  1. living
  2. autocracy
  3. positive
  4. showing
  5. helping
  6. schools
  7. orange
  8. circle
  9. education

Original Text

And I'm showing you something else with these maps. I'm showing you democracy versus autocracy. Fragile democracies is the beige color. Strong democracies are the orange color. And what you'll see here is that most Africans are now living in democracies. Why does that matter? Because what people want is what politicians try, they don't always succeed, but they try and deliver. And what you've got is a reinforcing positive circle going on. In Ghana in the elections, in December 2012, the battle between the two candidates was over education. One guy offered free secondary school education to all, not just 30 percent. The other guy had to say, I'm going to build 50 new schools. He won by a margin. So democracy is encouraging governments to invest in education. Education is helping growth and investment, and that's giving budget revenues, which is giving governments more money, which is helping growth through education. It's a positive, virtuous circle.

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Important Words

  1. africans
  2. autocracy
  3. battle
  4. beige
  5. budget
  6. build
  7. candidates
  8. circle
  9. color
  10. december
  11. deliver
  12. democracies
  13. democracy
  14. education
  15. elections
  16. encouraging
  17. fragile
  18. free
  19. ghana
  20. giving
  21. governments
  22. growth
  23. guy
  24. helping
  25. invest
  26. investment
  27. living
  28. maps
  29. margin
  30. matter
  31. money
  32. offered
  33. orange
  34. people
  35. percent
  36. politicians
  37. positive
  38. reinforcing
  39. revenues
  40. school
  41. schools
  42. secondary
  43. showing
  44. strong
  45. succeed
  46. virtuous
  47. won