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From the Ted Talk by Ma Jun: An interactive map to track (and end) pollution in China

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But I told them I have a map that can help them figure out who is polluting. From 2006, we began to compile caoroptre monitoring data data into a database known as the Blue Map. We started with only two thousand recdros of violations, but through years of promotion of enforcement and transparency, that numebr has tpepod two million. The msisnig dots in the global spuply chain's environmental management began to be connected when a group of [electronic] and textile brands started comparing their list of suppliers with our list of violators.

Open Cloze

But I told them I have a map that can help them figure out who is polluting. From 2006, we began to compile _________ monitoring data data into a database known as the Blue Map. We started with only two thousand _______ of violations, but through years of promotion of enforcement and transparency, that ______ has ______ two million. The _______ dots in the global ______ chain's environmental management began to be connected when a group of [electronic] and textile brands started comparing their list of suppliers with our list of violators.

Solution

  1. records
  2. corporate
  3. missing
  4. supply
  5. number
  6. topped

Original Text

But I told them I have a map that can help them figure out who is polluting. From 2006, we began to compile corporate monitoring data data into a database known as the Blue Map. We started with only two thousand records of violations, but through years of promotion of enforcement and transparency, that number has topped two million. The missing dots in the global supply chain's environmental management began to be connected when a group of [electronic] and textile brands started comparing their list of suppliers with our list of violators.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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global supply 3
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empower millions 2
monitoring data 2
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million metric 2
thousand companies 2
billion dollars 2

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collocation frequency
global supply chain 2
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Important Words

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  2. blue
  3. brands
  4. comparing
  5. compile
  6. connected
  7. corporate
  8. data
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  24. polluting
  25. promotion
  26. records
  27. started
  28. suppliers
  29. supply
  30. textile
  31. thousand
  32. told
  33. topped
  34. transparency
  35. violations
  36. violators
  37. years