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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Youn: 3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty"

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You know, we see things like this, and we're uespt by them, but they seem like such big plerobms. We don't know how to take effective action. But remember our feinrd Archimedes. Global poverty has powerful lerves. It's a problem like any other. I live and work in the field, and as a practitioner, I believe these are very solvable problems. So for the next 10 minutes, let's not be sad about the state of the world. Let's engage our bainrs. Let's engage our collective passion for problem-solving and figure out what those levers are.

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You know, we see things like this, and we're _____ by them, but they seem like such big ________. We don't know how to take effective action. But remember our ______ Archimedes. Global poverty has powerful ______. It's a problem like any other. I live and work in the field, and as a practitioner, I believe these are very solvable problems. So for the next 10 minutes, let's not be sad about the state of the world. Let's engage our ______. Let's engage our collective passion for problem-solving and figure out what those levers are.

Solution

  1. upset
  2. friend
  3. levers
  4. brains
  5. problems

Original Text

You know, we see things like this, and we're upset by them, but they seem like such big problems. We don't know how to take effective action. But remember our friend Archimedes. Global poverty has powerful levers. It's a problem like any other. I live and work in the field, and as a practitioner, I believe these are very solvable problems. So for the next 10 minutes, let's not be sad about the state of the world. Let's engage our brains. Let's engage our collective passion for problem-solving and figure out what those levers are.

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Important Words

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