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From the Ted Talk by Lorna Davis: A guide to collaborative leadership

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I want to give you an example from the clothing isdnrtuy, which produces 92 million tons of waste a year. Patagonia and Eileen Fisher are clothing manufacturers, both of them B crpos, both of them depley committed to reducing waste. They don't see that their responsibility ends when a customer buys their clothes. Patagonia encourages you not to buy new chotles from them, and will repair your old clothes for free. eielen Fisher will pay you when you bring back your clothes, and either sell them on or turn them into other clothes. While these two companies are competitive in some ways, they work together and with others in the industry to solve shared problems. They take responsibility for things that happen uaspterm as well.

Open Cloze

I want to give you an example from the clothing ________, which produces 92 million tons of waste a year. Patagonia and Eileen Fisher are clothing manufacturers, both of them B _____, both of them ______ committed to reducing waste. They don't see that their responsibility ends when a customer buys their clothes. Patagonia encourages you not to buy new _______ from them, and will repair your old clothes for free. ______ Fisher will pay you when you bring back your clothes, and either sell them on or turn them into other clothes. While these two companies are competitive in some ways, they work together and with others in the industry to solve shared problems. They take responsibility for things that happen ________ as well.

Solution

  1. clothes
  2. upstream
  3. deeply
  4. corps
  5. industry
  6. eileen

Original Text

I want to give you an example from the clothing industry, which produces 92 million tons of waste a year. Patagonia and Eileen Fisher are clothing manufacturers, both of them B Corps, both of them deeply committed to reducing waste. They don't see that their responsibility ends when a customer buys their clothes. Patagonia encourages you not to buy new clothes from them, and will repair your old clothes for free. Eileen Fisher will pay you when you bring back your clothes, and either sell them on or turn them into other clothes. While these two companies are competitive in some ways, they work together and with others in the industry to solve shared problems. They take responsibility for things that happen upstream as well.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  4. clothes
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  6. committed
  7. companies
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  10. customer
  11. deeply
  12. eileen
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  16. free
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  22. patagonia
  23. pay
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  26. reducing
  27. repair
  28. responsibility
  29. sell
  30. shared
  31. solve
  32. tons
  33. turn
  34. upstream
  35. waste
  36. ways
  37. work
  38. year