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From the Ted Talk by Yann Arthus-Bertrand: A wide-angle view of fragile Earth

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Video: This eatrh is four and a half billion years old. These plants, several hundred million years old. And we haumns have been walking upright for only 200 thousand years. We've managed to adapt, and have conquered the whole planet. For geinrtneoas, we've been raising our children, not unlike millions of other species living beside us. For the past 30 years I've been ceolsly watching the earth and its dwellers from high up in the sky. Our life is tied to the well-being of our peanlt. We depend on waetr, forests, deserts, oceans. Fishing, breeding, farming are still the world's foremost human occupations. And what binds us together is far greater than what divides us. We all srhae the same need for the earth's gifts — the same wish to rise above ourselves, and become better. And yet we carry on raising walls to keep us apart.

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Video: This _____ is four and a half billion years old. These plants, several hundred million years old. And we ______ have been walking upright for only 200 thousand years. We've managed to adapt, and have conquered the whole planet. For ___________, we've been raising our children, not unlike millions of other species living beside us. For the past 30 years I've been _______ watching the earth and its dwellers from high up in the sky. Our life is tied to the well-being of our ______. We depend on _____, forests, deserts, oceans. Fishing, breeding, farming are still the world's foremost human occupations. And what binds us together is far greater than what divides us. We all _____ the same need for the earth's gifts — the same wish to rise above ourselves, and become better. And yet we carry on raising walls to keep us apart.

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  1. humans
  2. water
  3. generations
  4. earth
  5. share
  6. planet
  7. closely

Original Text

Video: This Earth is four and a half billion years old. These plants, several hundred million years old. And we humans have been walking upright for only 200 thousand years. We've managed to adapt, and have conquered the whole planet. For generations, we've been raising our children, not unlike millions of other species living beside us. For the past 30 years I've been closely watching the earth and its dwellers from high up in the sky. Our life is tied to the well-being of our planet. We depend on water, forests, deserts, oceans. Fishing, breeding, farming are still the world's foremost human occupations. And what binds us together is far greater than what divides us. We all share the same need for the earth's gifts — the same wish to rise above ourselves, and become better. And yet we carry on raising walls to keep us apart.

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