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From the Ted Talk by Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And when we talk about the irenentt, yes, it's true, the Internet connected all of us, but we also know that the Internet created these echo craemhbs and political ghettos in which for all your life you can stay with the political cummitony you belong to. And it's becoming more and more difficult to understand the people who are not like you. I know that many people here have been splendidly speaking about the digital world and the possibility for cooperation, but [have you] seen what the dtiigal world has done to American politics these days? This is also partly a result of the Internet revolution. This is the other side of the things that we like.

Open Cloze

And when we talk about the ________, yes, it's true, the Internet connected all of us, but we also know that the Internet created these echo ________ and political ghettos in which for all your life you can stay with the political _________ you belong to. And it's becoming more and more difficult to understand the people who are not like you. I know that many people here have been splendidly speaking about the digital world and the possibility for cooperation, but [have you] seen what the _______ world has done to American politics these days? This is also partly a result of the Internet revolution. This is the other side of the things that we like.

Solution

  1. chambers
  2. digital
  3. internet
  4. community

Original Text

And when we talk about the Internet, yes, it's true, the Internet connected all of us, but we also know that the Internet created these echo chambers and political ghettos in which for all your life you can stay with the political community you belong to. And it's becoming more and more difficult to understand the people who are not like you. I know that many people here have been splendidly speaking about the digital world and the possibility for cooperation, but [have you] seen what the digital world has done to American politics these days? This is also partly a result of the Internet revolution. This is the other side of the things that we like.

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Important Words

  1. american
  2. belong
  3. chambers
  4. community
  5. connected
  6. cooperation
  7. created
  8. days
  9. difficult
  10. digital
  11. echo
  12. ghettos
  13. internet
  14. life
  15. partly
  16. people
  17. political
  18. politics
  19. possibility
  20. result
  21. revolution
  22. side
  23. speaking
  24. splendidly
  25. stay
  26. talk
  27. true
  28. understand
  29. world