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From the Ted Talk by Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when

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And it's the new ctrueny now. Health is getting better, United Kingdom, United States. But careful now — we are approaching the First World War. And the First World War, you know, we'll see a lot of daehts and economical problems here. United Kingdom is going down. And now comes the sniapsh flu also. And then after the First World War, they ctnouine up. Still under foreign domination, and without sovereignty, India and China are down in the corner. Not much has happened. They have grown their population but not much more. In the 1930's now, you can see that Japan is going to a period of war, with lower life enapccxety. And the Second World War was really a terrible event, also ecolamlnociy for Japan. But they did revceor quite fast afterwards. And we are moving into the new world. In 1947 iidna finally gained its independence. And they could raise the Indian flag and become a sovereign nation, but in very big dliifetcfuis down there.

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And it's the new _______ now. Health is getting better, United Kingdom, United States. But careful now — we are approaching the First World War. And the First World War, you know, we'll see a lot of ______ and economical problems here. United Kingdom is going down. And now comes the _______ flu also. And then after the First World War, they ________ up. Still under foreign domination, and without sovereignty, India and China are down in the corner. Not much has happened. They have grown their population but not much more. In the 1930's now, you can see that Japan is going to a period of war, with lower life __________. And the Second World War was really a terrible event, also ____________ for Japan. But they did _______ quite fast afterwards. And we are moving into the new world. In 1947 _____ finally gained its independence. And they could raise the Indian flag and become a sovereign nation, but in very big ____________ down there.

Solution

  1. expectancy
  2. india
  3. deaths
  4. economically
  5. spanish
  6. century
  7. difficulties
  8. continue
  9. recover

Original Text

And it's the new century now. Health is getting better, United Kingdom, United States. But careful now — we are approaching the First World War. And the First World War, you know, we'll see a lot of deaths and economical problems here. United Kingdom is going down. And now comes the Spanish flu also. And then after the First World War, they continue up. Still under foreign domination, and without sovereignty, India and China are down in the corner. Not much has happened. They have grown their population but not much more. In the 1930's now, you can see that Japan is going to a period of war, with lower life expectancy. And the Second World War was really a terrible event, also economically for Japan. But they did recover quite fast afterwards. And we are moving into the new world. In 1947 India finally gained its independence. And they could raise the Indian flag and become a sovereign nation, but in very big difficulties down there.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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