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From the Ted Talk by Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Tonight, I want to talk about a tale of two cities. One of those cities is called Washington, and the other is called Beijing. Because how these two capitals shape their future and the future of the United States and the future of China doesn't just affect those two cirneutos, it affects all of us in ways, perhaps, we've never thoghut of: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the fish we eat, the quality of our ocaens, the languages we sepak in the fturue, the jobs we have, the political systems we choose, and, of course, the great qsnotiues of war and peace.

Open Cloze

Tonight, I want to talk about a tale of two cities. One of those cities is called Washington, and the other is called Beijing. Because how these two capitals shape their future and the future of the United States and the future of China doesn't just affect those two _________, it affects all of us in ways, perhaps, we've never _______ of: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the fish we eat, the quality of our ______, the languages we _____ in the ______, the jobs we have, the political systems we choose, and, of course, the great _________ of war and peace.

Solution

  1. thought
  2. questions
  3. oceans
  4. speak
  5. future
  6. countries

Original Text

Tonight, I want to talk about a tale of two cities. One of those cities is called Washington, and the other is called Beijing. Because how these two capitals shape their future and the future of the United States and the future of China doesn't just affect those two countries, it affects all of us in ways, perhaps, we've never thought of: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the fish we eat, the quality of our oceans, the languages we speak in the future, the jobs we have, the political systems we choose, and, of course, the great questions of war and peace.

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