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

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So, I would say that what seems sometimes to be altruism, in relation to Africa, or in relation to developing countries, is more than that. It is enlightened self-interest for us to work with other countries. And I would say that national interest and, if you like, what is the global interest to tackle poverty and cmliate change do, in the long run, come together. And whatever the short-run pcrie for taking action on climate change or on security, or taking aoticn to priovde opportunities for people for education, these are prices that are worth paying so that you build a stonrger goalbl society where people feel able to feel comfortable with each other and are able to communicate with each other in such a way that you can actually build stronger links between different countries.

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So, I would say that what seems sometimes to be altruism, in relation to Africa, or in relation to developing countries, is more than that. It is enlightened self-interest for us to work with other countries. And I would say that national interest and, if you like, what is the global interest to tackle poverty and _______ change do, in the long run, come together. And whatever the short-run _____ for taking action on climate change or on security, or taking ______ to _______ opportunities for people for education, these are prices that are worth paying so that you build a ________ ______ society where people feel able to feel comfortable with each other and are able to communicate with each other in such a way that you can actually build stronger links between different countries.

Solution

  1. climate
  2. stronger
  3. provide
  4. global
  5. action
  6. price

Original Text

So, I would say that what seems sometimes to be altruism, in relation to Africa, or in relation to developing countries, is more than that. It is enlightened self-interest for us to work with other countries. And I would say that national interest and, if you like, what is the global interest to tackle poverty and climate change do, in the long run, come together. And whatever the short-run price for taking action on climate change or on security, or taking action to provide opportunities for people for education, these are prices that are worth paying so that you build a stronger global society where people feel able to feel comfortable with each other and are able to communicate with each other in such a way that you can actually build stronger links between different countries.

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collocation frequency
climate change 9
global ethic 7
global citizenship 5
long term 5
prime minister 3
global society 3
persuade people 3
united nations 3
equal consideration 3
international institutions 3

Important Words

  1. action
  2. africa
  3. altruism
  4. build
  5. change
  6. climate
  7. comfortable
  8. communicate
  9. countries
  10. developing
  11. education
  12. enlightened
  13. feel
  14. global
  15. interest
  16. links
  17. long
  18. national
  19. opportunities
  20. paying
  21. people
  22. poverty
  23. price
  24. prices
  25. provide
  26. relation
  27. run
  28. security
  29. society
  30. stronger
  31. tackle
  32. work
  33. worth