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From the Ted Talk by Monica Araya: A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels

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And the key to real participation is to help people not to feel small. People feel powerless, and they are tired of not being heard. So what we do is concrete things, and we translate technical iesuss into citizen language to show that cinitzes have a role to play and can play it together. For the first time, we're tracking the promises that were made on clean transportation, and politicos know that they have to deliver it, but the tipping point will come when we form coalitions — citizens, companies, coaphnims of pluibc transportation — that will make eilcrtec miibtoly the new normal, especially in a developing country.

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And the key to real participation is to help people not to feel small. People feel powerless, and they are tired of not being heard. So what we do is concrete things, and we translate technical ______ into citizen language to show that ________ have a role to play and can play it together. For the first time, we're tracking the promises that were made on clean transportation, and politicos know that they have to deliver it, but the tipping point will come when we form coalitions — citizens, companies, _________ of ______ transportation — that will make ________ ________ the new normal, especially in a developing country.

Solution

  1. electric
  2. public
  3. issues
  4. champions
  5. citizens
  6. mobility

Original Text

And the key to real participation is to help people not to feel small. People feel powerless, and they are tired of not being heard. So what we do is concrete things, and we translate technical issues into citizen language to show that citizens have a role to play and can play it together. For the first time, we're tracking the promises that were made on clean transportation, and politicos know that they have to deliver it, but the tipping point will come when we form coalitions — citizens, companies, champions of public transportation — that will make electric mobility the new normal, especially in a developing country.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
fossil fuels 12
costa ricans 5
climate change 3
clean transportation 3
renewable energy 3
developing countries 2
developing country 2
social progress 2
electric mobility 2
electric cars 2
electric buses 2
public transportation 2
costa rica 2

Important Words

  1. champions
  2. citizen
  3. citizens
  4. clean
  5. coalitions
  6. companies
  7. concrete
  8. country
  9. deliver
  10. developing
  11. electric
  12. feel
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  14. heard
  15. issues
  16. key
  17. language
  18. mobility
  19. normal
  20. participation
  21. people
  22. play
  23. point
  24. politicos
  25. powerless
  26. promises
  27. public
  28. real
  29. role
  30. show
  31. small
  32. technical
  33. time
  34. tipping
  35. tired
  36. tracking
  37. translate
  38. transportation