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From the Ted Talk by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita: A prediction for the future of Iran

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Now in order to work out what people are going to do to pursue their interests, we have to think about who has influence in the world. If you're trying to ilufnecne criaooponrts to change their behavior, with regard to procdinug pollutants, one approach, the comomn approach, is to exhort them to be better, to explain to them what damage they're doing to the planet. And many of you may have noticed that doesn't have as big an effect, as perhaps you would like it to have. But if you show them that it's in their interest, then they're responsive.

Open Cloze

Now in order to work out what people are going to do to pursue their interests, we have to think about who has influence in the world. If you're trying to _________ ____________ to change their behavior, with regard to _________ pollutants, one approach, the ______ approach, is to exhort them to be better, to explain to them what damage they're doing to the planet. And many of you may have noticed that doesn't have as big an effect, as perhaps you would like it to have. But if you show them that it's in their interest, then they're responsive.

Solution

  1. influence
  2. common
  3. corporations
  4. producing

Original Text

Now in order to work out what people are going to do to pursue their interests, we have to think about who has influence in the world. If you're trying to influence corporations to change their behavior, with regard to producing pollutants, one approach, the common approach, is to exhort them to be better, to explain to them what damage they're doing to the planet. And many of you may have noticed that doesn't have as big an effect, as perhaps you would like it to have. But if you show them that it's in their interest, then they're responsive.

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