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From the Ted Talk by Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So there they are. And the taegrdy is that the two billion over here that is struggling for food and shoes, they are still almost as poor as they were 50 years ago. The new thing is that we have the biggest pile of billions, the three billions here, which are also becoming emerging economies, because they are quite healthy, relatively well-educated, and they already also have two to three children per woman, as those [richer also] have. And their aspiration now is, of course, to buy a bicycle, and then later on they would like to have a motorbike also. But this is the world we have today, no lngoer any gap. But the distance from the poorest here, the very poorest, to the very rhcesit over here is wider than ever. But there is a continuous world from walking, biking, driving, flying — there are poplee on all levels, and most people tend to be somewhere in the middle. This is the new world we have tdoay in 2010.

Open Cloze

So there they are. And the _______ is that the two billion over here that is struggling for food and shoes, they are still almost as poor as they were 50 years ago. The new thing is that we have the biggest pile of billions, the three billions here, which are also becoming emerging economies, because they are quite healthy, relatively well-educated, and they already also have two to three children per woman, as those [richer also] have. And their aspiration now is, of course, to buy a bicycle, and then later on they would like to have a motorbike also. But this is the world we have today, no ______ any gap. But the distance from the poorest here, the very poorest, to the very _______ over here is wider than ever. But there is a continuous world from walking, biking, driving, flying — there are ______ on all levels, and most people tend to be somewhere in the middle. This is the new world we have _____ in 2010.

Solution

  1. richest
  2. today
  3. longer
  4. people
  5. tragedy

Original Text

So there they are. And the tragedy is that the two billion over here that is struggling for food and shoes, they are still almost as poor as they were 50 years ago. The new thing is that we have the biggest pile of billions, the three billions here, which are also becoming emerging economies, because they are quite healthy, relatively well-educated, and they already also have two to three children per woman, as those [richer also] have. And their aspiration now is, of course, to buy a bicycle, and then later on they would like to have a motorbike also. But this is the world we have today, no longer any gap. But the distance from the poorest here, the very poorest, to the very richest over here is wider than ever. But there is a continuous world from walking, biking, driving, flying — there are people on all levels, and most people tend to be somewhere in the middle. This is the new world we have today in 2010.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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child survival 7
world population 5
billion people 4
population growth 4
small families 3
teacher told 2
green technology 2
family planning 2
middle east 2
western world 2

Important Words

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