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From the Ted Talk "Paul Gilding: The Earth is full"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

You see, those people that have faith that ______ can _____ any problem, that technology is limitless, that _______ can be a force for good, are in fact right. The only thing they're missing is that it _____ a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things. Think about war. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it just took four days for the government to ban the production of civilian cars and to redirect the auto industry, and from there to rationing of food and energy. Think about how a company ________ to a bankruptcy threat and how a change that seemed impossible just gets done. Think about how an __________ responds to a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness and how lifestyle changes that __________ were just too difficult suddenly become relatively ____.

Solution

  1. takes
  2. previously
  3. humans
  4. responds
  5. individual
  6. solve
  7. easy
  8. markets

Original Text

You see, those people that have faith that humans can solve any problem, that technology is limitless, that markets can be a force for good, are in fact right. The only thing they're missing is that it takes a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things. Think about war. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it just took four days for the government to ban the production of civilian cars and to redirect the auto industry, and from there to rationing of food and energy. Think about how a company responds to a bankruptcy threat and how a change that seemed impossible just gets done. Think about how an individual responds to a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness and how lifestyle changes that previously were just too difficult suddenly become relatively easy.

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economic growth 5
crazy idea 3
billion people 3

Important Words

  1. auto
  2. ban
  3. bankruptcy
  4. bombing
  5. capable
  6. cars
  7. change
  8. civilian
  9. company
  10. crisis
  11. days
  12. diagnosis
  13. difficult
  14. easy
  15. energy
  16. extraordinary
  17. fact
  18. faith
  19. fear
  20. feel
  21. food
  22. force
  23. good
  24. government
  25. harbor
  26. humans
  27. illness
  28. impossible
  29. individual
  30. industry
  31. lifestyle
  32. limitless
  33. loss
  34. markets
  35. missing
  36. pearl
  37. people
  38. previously
  39. problem
  40. production
  41. rationing
  42. redirect
  43. responds
  44. solve
  45. suddenly
  46. takes
  47. technology
  48. threat
  49. war