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

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GB: Yes, but I think Europe has got a ptisioon, which is 27 countries have already come together. I mean, the great difficulty in Europe is if you're at a meeting and 27 people speak, it tkeas a very, very long time. But we did get an agreement on climate change. America has made its first dioopssiitn on this with the bill that President Obama should be cograltanetud for getting through Congress. Japan has made an announcement. China and India have signed up to the scientific evidence. And now we've got to move them to accept a long-term target, and then short-term targets. But more progress has been made, I think, in the last few wekes than had been made for some years.

Open Cloze

GB: Yes, but I think Europe has got a ________, which is 27 countries have already come together. I mean, the great difficulty in Europe is if you're at a meeting and 27 people speak, it _____ a very, very long time. But we did get an agreement on climate change. America has made its first ___________ on this with the bill that President Obama should be _____________ for getting through Congress. Japan has made an announcement. China and India have signed up to the scientific evidence. And now we've got to move them to accept a long-term target, and then short-term targets. But more progress has been made, I think, in the last few _____ than had been made for some years.

Solution

  1. disposition
  2. congratulated
  3. weeks
  4. position
  5. takes

Original Text

GB: Yes, but I think Europe has got a position, which is 27 countries have already come together. I mean, the great difficulty in Europe is if you're at a meeting and 27 people speak, it takes a very, very long time. But we did get an agreement on climate change. America has made its first disposition on this with the bill that President Obama should be congratulated for getting through Congress. Japan has made an announcement. China and India have signed up to the scientific evidence. And now we've got to move them to accept a long-term target, and then short-term targets. But more progress has been made, I think, in the last few weeks than had been made for some years.

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. accept
  2. agreement
  3. america
  4. announcement
  5. bill
  6. change
  7. china
  8. climate
  9. congratulated
  10. congress
  11. countries
  12. difficulty
  13. disposition
  14. europe
  15. evidence
  16. great
  17. india
  18. japan
  19. long
  20. meeting
  21. move
  22. obama
  23. people
  24. position
  25. president
  26. progress
  27. scientific
  28. signed
  29. speak
  30. takes
  31. target
  32. targets
  33. time
  34. weeks
  35. years