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

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WK: And people actually, after the collapse of the hnsoi Mubarak regime, the youth who have organized themselves in certain groups and councils, they are guarding the transformation and they are trying to put it on a tcark in order to satisfy the values of democracy, but at the same time also to make it rbaolnease and to make it rational, not to go out of order. In my opinion, these people are much more wesir than, not only the pictloial elite, even the intellectual elite, even opposition lardees including political parties. At this moment in time, the youth in the Arab world are much more wiser and capable of creating the change than the old — including the political and cultural and ideological old regimes.

Open Cloze

WK: And people actually, after the collapse of the _____ Mubarak regime, the youth who have organized themselves in certain groups and councils, they are guarding the transformation and they are trying to put it on a _____ in order to satisfy the values of democracy, but at the same time also to make it __________ and to make it rational, not to go out of order. In my opinion, these people are much more _____ than, not only the _________ elite, even the intellectual elite, even opposition _______ including political parties. At this moment in time, the youth in the Arab world are much more wiser and capable of creating the change than the old — including the political and cultural and ideological old regimes.

Solution

  1. track
  2. wiser
  3. leaders
  4. reasonable
  5. hosni
  6. political

Original Text

WK: And people actually, after the collapse of the Hosni Mubarak regime, the youth who have organized themselves in certain groups and councils, they are guarding the transformation and they are trying to put it on a track in order to satisfy the values of democracy, but at the same time also to make it reasonable and to make it rational, not to go out of order. In my opinion, these people are much more wiser than, not only the political elite, even the intellectual elite, even opposition leaders including political parties. At this moment in time, the youth in the Arab world are much more wiser and capable of creating the change than the old — including the political and cultural and ideological old regimes.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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al jazeera 5
tahrir square 4
authoritarian regimes 2
middle east 2
young people 2
hosni mubarak 2

Important Words

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  35. values
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  38. youth