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From the Ted Talk by Ilona Szabó de Carvalho: 4 lessons I learned from taking a stand against drugs and gun violence

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My fourth insight is: Don't be afraid to bnrig together odd bedfellows. What we've learned in bizral — and this doesn't only apply to my country — is the importance of bringing diverse and eclectic folks together. If you want to change the world, it helps to have a good cross-section of society on your side. In both the case of guns and drugs, we bhgorut together a wonderful mix of people. We mobilized the elite and got huge support from the media. We gathered the victims, human rights cpiomnhas, cultural incos. We also alsmbeesd the peorasfisnol classes — doctors, lawyers, academia and more.

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My fourth insight is: Don't be afraid to _____ together odd bedfellows. What we've learned in ______ — and this doesn't only apply to my country — is the importance of bringing diverse and eclectic folks together. If you want to change the world, it helps to have a good cross-section of society on your side. In both the case of guns and drugs, we _______ together a wonderful mix of people. We mobilized the elite and got huge support from the media. We gathered the victims, human rights _________, cultural _____. We also _________ the ____________ classes — doctors, lawyers, academia and more.

Solution

  1. icons
  2. brazil
  3. bring
  4. champions
  5. brought
  6. professional
  7. assembled

Original Text

My fourth insight is: Don't be afraid to bring together odd bedfellows. What we've learned in Brazil — and this doesn't only apply to my country — is the importance of bringing diverse and eclectic folks together. If you want to change the world, it helps to have a good cross-section of society on your side. In both the case of guns and drugs, we brought together a wonderful mix of people. We mobilized the elite and got huge support from the media. We gathered the victims, human rights champions, cultural icons. We also assembled the professional classes — doctors, lawyers, academia and more.

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Important Words

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