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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

GB: We have a responsibility to protect. I mean look, 1918, the Treaty of viaeserlls, and all the treaties before that, the Treaty of watelhpsia and everything else, were about protecting the sovereign right of countries to do what they want. Since then, the world has moved forward, pltary as a result of what happened with the Holocaust, and people's concern about the rights of individuals within territories where they need protection, partly because of what we saw in Rwanda, partly because of what we saw in Bosnia. The idea of the rbliiinsopesty to perctot all individuals who are in situations where they are at humanitarian risk is now being established as a principle which governs the world.

Open Cloze

GB: We have a responsibility to protect. I mean look, 1918, the Treaty of __________, and all the treaties before that, the Treaty of __________ and everything else, were about protecting the sovereign right of countries to do what they want. Since then, the world has moved forward, ______ as a result of what happened with the Holocaust, and people's concern about the rights of individuals within territories where they need protection, partly because of what we saw in Rwanda, partly because of what we saw in Bosnia. The idea of the ______________ to _______ all individuals who are in situations where they are at humanitarian risk is now being established as a principle which governs the world.

Solution

  1. partly
  2. westphalia
  3. responsibility
  4. protect
  5. versailles

Original Text

GB: We have a responsibility to protect. I mean look, 1918, the Treaty of Versailles, and all the treaties before that, the Treaty of Westphalia and everything else, were about protecting the sovereign right of countries to do what they want. Since then, the world has moved forward, partly as a result of what happened with the Holocaust, and people's concern about the rights of individuals within territories where they need protection, partly because of what we saw in Rwanda, partly because of what we saw in Bosnia. The idea of the responsibility to protect all individuals who are in situations where they are at humanitarian risk is now being established as a principle which governs the world.

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

Important Words

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  2. concern
  3. countries
  4. established
  5. governs
  6. happened
  7. holocaust
  8. humanitarian
  9. idea
  10. individuals
  11. moved
  12. partly
  13. principle
  14. protect
  15. protecting
  16. protection
  17. responsibility
  18. result
  19. rights
  20. risk
  21. rwanda
  22. situations
  23. sovereign
  24. territories
  25. treaties
  26. treaty
  27. versailles
  28. westphalia
  29. world