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From the Ted Talk by Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I think mgearrat Mead said it best. She said that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. And a slaml group of ttuhfughol people changed that bay. I'm a big fan of grassroots organizations. I've been to a lot of lectures where, at the end of it, inevitably, one of the first questions that comes up is, "But, but what can I do? I'm an individual. I'm one person. And these problems are so large and global, and it's just onervhlmewig." Fair enough question.

Open Cloze

I think ________ Mead said it best. She said that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. And a _____ group of __________ people changed that bay. I'm a big fan of grassroots organizations. I've been to a lot of lectures where, at the end of it, inevitably, one of the first questions that comes up is, "But, but what can I do? I'm an individual. I'm one person. And these problems are so large and global, and it's just ____________." Fair enough question.

Solution

  1. margaret
  2. thoughtful
  3. small
  4. overwhelming

Original Text

I think Margaret Mead said it best. She said that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. And a small group of thoughtful people changed that bay. I'm a big fan of grassroots organizations. I've been to a lot of lectures where, at the end of it, inevitably, one of the first questions that comes up is, "But, but what can I do? I'm an individual. I'm one person. And these problems are so large and global, and it's just overwhelming." Fair enough question.

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