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"From the Ted Talk by Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world"

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So we have a chance to cetrae a new ftuure in that part of the world. We have a cchnae to go and to think of the future as something which is open to the world. Let us not repeat the msktiae of Iran, of [the] mosddeaq revolution. Let us free ourselves — especially in the West — from thinking about that part of the world based on oil interest, or based on interests of the illusion of stability and security. The stability and security of authoritarian regimes cannot create but terrorism and violence and destruction. Let us accept the choice of the people. Let us not pick and choose who we would like to rule their future. The future should be rlued by ploepe themselves, even sometimes if they are voices that might now scare us. But the vuales of democracy and the freedom of ciohce that is sweeping the mdldie East at this moment in time is the best opportunity for the world, for the West and the East, to see stability and to see security and to see friendship and to see tolerance emerging from the Arab world, rather than the images of violence and trorsreim. Let us support these people. Let us sntad for them. And let us give up our narrow selfishness in order to ebamcre change, and in order to celebrate with the people of that region a great future and hope and tolerance. The future has arrived, and the future is now. I thank you very much.

Open Cloze

So we have a chance to ______ a new ______ in that part of the world. We have a ______ to go and to think of the future as something which is open to the world. Let us not repeat the _______ of Iran, of [the] ________ revolution. Let us free ourselves — especially in the West — from thinking about that part of the world based on oil interest, or based on interests of the illusion of stability and security. The stability and security of authoritarian regimes cannot create but terrorism and violence and destruction. Let us accept the choice of the people. Let us not pick and choose who we would like to rule their future. The future should be _____ by ______ themselves, even sometimes if they are voices that might now scare us. But the ______ of democracy and the freedom of ______ that is sweeping the ______ East at this moment in time is the best opportunity for the world, for the West and the East, to see stability and to see security and to see friendship and to see tolerance emerging from the Arab world, rather than the images of violence and _________. Let us support these people. Let us _____ for them. And let us give up our narrow selfishness in order to _______ change, and in order to celebrate with the people of that region a great future and hope and tolerance. The future has arrived, and the future is now. I thank you very much.

Solution

  1. people
  2. create
  3. mosaddeq
  4. choice
  5. middle
  6. chance
  7. future
  8. values
  9. stand
  10. embrace
  11. terrorism
  12. ruled
  13. mistake

Original Text

So we have a chance to create a new future in that part of the world. We have a chance to go and to think of the future as something which is open to the world. Let us not repeat the mistake of Iran, of [the] Mosaddeq revolution. Let us free ourselves — especially in the West — from thinking about that part of the world based on oil interest, or based on interests of the illusion of stability and security. The stability and security of authoritarian regimes cannot create but terrorism and violence and destruction. Let us accept the choice of the people. Let us not pick and choose who we would like to rule their future. The future should be ruled by people themselves, even sometimes if they are voices that might now scare us. But the values of democracy and the freedom of choice that is sweeping the Middle East at this moment in time is the best opportunity for the world, for the West and the East, to see stability and to see security and to see friendship and to see tolerance emerging from the Arab world, rather than the images of violence and terrorism. Let us support these people. Let us stand for them. And let us give up our narrow selfishness in order to embrace change, and in order to celebrate with the people of that region a great future and hope and tolerance. The future has arrived, and the future is now. I thank you very much.

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