full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Gordon Brown: Global ethic vs. national interest

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I believe that if you look at the biggest challenge we face, it is to persuade poplee to have the cnoenidfce that we can build a truly global society with the institutions that are founded on these rules. So, I come back to my initial pniot. Sometimes you think things are impossible. Nobody would have said 50 years ago that apartheid would have gone in 1990, or that the bliren wall would have fallen at the turn of the '80s and '90s, or that polio could be eeticdraad, or perhaps 60 years ago, nobody would have said a man could gone to the Moon. All these things have happened. By tackling the impossible, you make the impossible possible.

Open Cloze

And I believe that if you look at the biggest challenge we face, it is to persuade ______ to have the __________ that we can build a truly global society with the institutions that are founded on these rules. So, I come back to my initial _____. Sometimes you think things are impossible. Nobody would have said 50 years ago that apartheid would have gone in 1990, or that the ______ wall would have fallen at the turn of the '80s and '90s, or that polio could be __________, or perhaps 60 years ago, nobody would have said a man could gone to the Moon. All these things have happened. By tackling the impossible, you make the impossible possible.

Solution

  1. berlin
  2. people
  3. point
  4. confidence
  5. eradicated

Original Text

And I believe that if you look at the biggest challenge we face, it is to persuade people to have the confidence that we can build a truly global society with the institutions that are founded on these rules. So, I come back to my initial point. Sometimes you think things are impossible. Nobody would have said 50 years ago that apartheid would have gone in 1990, or that the Berlin wall would have fallen at the turn of the '80s and '90s, or that polio could be eradicated, or perhaps 60 years ago, nobody would have said a man could gone to the Moon. All these things have happened. By tackling the impossible, you make the impossible possible.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
climate change 7
global ethic 6
global society 3
persuade people 3
international institutions 3
global citizenship 2
richard nixon 2
cutting carbon 2
bill clinton 2

Important Words

  1. apartheid
  2. berlin
  3. biggest
  4. build
  5. challenge
  6. confidence
  7. eradicated
  8. face
  9. fallen
  10. founded
  11. global
  12. happened
  13. impossible
  14. initial
  15. institutions
  16. man
  17. moon
  18. people
  19. persuade
  20. point
  21. polio
  22. rules
  23. society
  24. tackling
  25. turn
  26. wall
  27. years