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From the Ted Talk "Al Gore: New thinking on the climate crisis"

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AG: I have prayed that I would be able to fndi the answer to that question. What can I do? Buckminster Fuller once wrote, "If the future of all human civilization pdeddeen on me, what would I do? How would I be?" It does depend on all of us, but again, not just with the light bulbs. We, most of us here, are Americans. We have a democracy. We can change things, but we have to actively change. What's needed really is a higher level of icensosuonssc. And that's hard to — that's ardh to ereact — but it is coming. There's an old African proverb that some of you know that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far, quickly. So we have to have a change in consciousness. A acgneh in commitment. A new sense of urgency. A new appreciation for the privilege that we have of undertaking this challenge.

Open Cloze

AG: I have prayed that I would be able to ____ the answer to that question. What can I do? Buckminster Fuller once wrote, "If the future of all human civilization ________ on me, what would I do? How would I be?" It does depend on all of us, but again, not just with the light bulbs. We, most of us here, are Americans. We have a democracy. We can change things, but we have to actively change. What's needed really is a higher level of _____________. And that's hard to — that's ____ to ______ — but it is coming. There's an old African proverb that some of you know that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far, quickly. So we have to have a change in consciousness. A ______ in commitment. A new sense of urgency. A new appreciation for the privilege that we have of undertaking this challenge.

Solution

  1. depended
  2. consciousness
  3. create
  4. hard
  5. find
  6. change

Original Text

AG: I have prayed that I would be able to find the answer to that question. What can I do? Buckminster Fuller once wrote, "If the future of all human civilization depended on me, what would I do? How would I be?" It does depend on all of us, but again, not just with the light bulbs. We, most of us here, are Americans. We have a democracy. We can change things, but we have to actively change. What's needed really is a higher level of consciousness. And that's hard to — that's hard to create — but it is coming. There's an old African proverb that some of you know that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far, quickly. So we have to have a change in consciousness. A change in commitment. A new sense of urgency. A new appreciation for the privilege that we have of undertaking this challenge.

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Important Words

  1. actively
  2. african
  3. americans
  4. answer
  5. appreciation
  6. buckminster
  7. bulbs
  8. challenge
  9. change
  10. civilization
  11. coming
  12. commitment
  13. consciousness
  14. create
  15. democracy
  16. depend
  17. depended
  18. find
  19. fuller
  20. future
  21. hard
  22. higher
  23. human
  24. level
  25. light
  26. needed
  27. prayed
  28. privilege
  29. proverb
  30. question
  31. quickly
  32. sense
  33. undertaking
  34. urgency
  35. wrote