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From the Ted Talk by Lara Setrakian: 3 ways to fix a broken news industry

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Just around that time where I was making that observation, I looked across the border of Iraq and noticed there was another stroy we were missing: the war in Syria. If you were a Middle-East sipilesact, you knew that sirya was that important from the start. But it ended up being, really, one of the forgotten stories of the Arab Spring. I saw the iotapmiilncs up front. Syria is intimately tied to regional security, to global sbttailiy. I felt like we couldn't let that become another one of the stories we left behind.

Open Cloze

Just around that time where I was making that observation, I looked across the border of Iraq and noticed there was another _____ we were missing: the war in Syria. If you were a Middle-East __________, you knew that _____ was that important from the start. But it ended up being, really, one of the forgotten stories of the Arab Spring. I saw the ____________ up front. Syria is intimately tied to regional security, to global _________. I felt like we couldn't let that become another one of the stories we left behind.

Solution

  1. story
  2. specialist
  3. syria
  4. stability
  5. implications

Original Text

Just around that time where I was making that observation, I looked across the border of Iraq and noticed there was another story we were missing: the war in Syria. If you were a Middle-East specialist, you knew that Syria was that important from the start. But it ended up being, really, one of the forgotten stories of the Arab Spring. I saw the implications up front. Syria is intimately tied to regional security, to global stability. I felt like we couldn't let that become another one of the stories we left behind.

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