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From the Ted Talk by Colombe Cahen-Salvador: A global movement to solve global problems

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No, it wasn't. We knew that today's urgent challenges are not just European but global. We also knew that we couldn't even amttpet to sovle them by only focusing on Europe, a continent that represents less than 10 percent of the world population. The underlying issue is that the way we see the world and the way the world works are fundamentally wrong. In the span of two generations, the world has changed more than in the previous 20,000 years. We can land on the moon, we can wake up in Shanghai and go to bed in New York. We have access to a huge anmuot of information all the time, everywhere. But we still see the world as our immediate vicinity. But issues like COVID-19, climate change, migration, fiscal justice or human rights mean that we need to think and untie beyond nainoatl broders. A global approach is needed to solve them. Countries need to cotablraloe, share recusreos, information and solutions. It's not just the right thing to do but it's also the smart one.

Open Cloze

No, it wasn't. We knew that today's urgent challenges are not just European but global. We also knew that we couldn't even _______ to _____ them by only focusing on Europe, a continent that represents less than 10 percent of the world population. The underlying issue is that the way we see the world and the way the world works are fundamentally wrong. In the span of two generations, the world has changed more than in the previous 20,000 years. We can land on the moon, we can wake up in Shanghai and go to bed in New York. We have access to a huge ______ of information all the time, everywhere. But we still see the world as our immediate vicinity. But issues like COVID-19, climate change, migration, fiscal justice or human rights mean that we need to think and _____ beyond ________ _______. A global approach is needed to solve them. Countries need to ___________, share _________, information and solutions. It's not just the right thing to do but it's also the smart one.

Solution

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  3. solve
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  6. resources
  7. national
  8. unite

Original Text

No, it wasn't. We knew that today's urgent challenges are not just European but global. We also knew that we couldn't even attempt to solve them by only focusing on Europe, a continent that represents less than 10 percent of the world population. The underlying issue is that the way we see the world and the way the world works are fundamentally wrong. In the span of two generations, the world has changed more than in the previous 20,000 years. We can land on the moon, we can wake up in Shanghai and go to bed in New York. We have access to a huge amount of information all the time, everywhere. But we still see the world as our immediate vicinity. But issues like COVID-19, climate change, migration, fiscal justice or human rights mean that we need to think and unite beyond national borders. A global approach is needed to solve them. Countries need to collaborate, share resources, information and solutions. It's not just the right thing to do but it's also the smart one.

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