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"From the Ted Talk by Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place for life and love"

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What do we do for the other 80 percent — leave them alone and say, "Well, they're not medical personnel." No, we decided to do a bit more. So we went to the ordinary people that you saw. Actually, below that yellow sign — I wish they hadn't wiped that, because there was "Coca-Cola" there. We were so much bigger than Coca-Cola in those days. And no difference, the people they chose were the people we chose. They were well-known in the community, they knew that customers were always right, and they were terrific, and they pcctaired their family planning themselves. So they could supply pills and condoms throughout the country, in every village of the contruy. So there we are. We went to the people who were seen as the cause of the prbleom to be the solution. Wherever there were ppeole — and you can see boats with the women, selling things — here's the foitnalg market selling bananas and carbs and also contraceptives — wherever you find people, you'll find contraceptives in Thailand.

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What do we do for the other 80 percent — leave them alone and say, "Well, they're not medical personnel." No, we decided to do a bit more. So we went to the ordinary people that you saw. Actually, below that yellow sign — I wish they hadn't wiped that, because there was "Coca-Cola" there. We were so much bigger than Coca-Cola in those days. And no difference, the people they chose were the people we chose. They were well-known in the community, they knew that customers were always right, and they were terrific, and they _________ their family planning themselves. So they could supply pills and condoms throughout the country, in every village of the _______. So there we are. We went to the people who were seen as the cause of the _______ to be the solution. Wherever there were ______ — and you can see boats with the women, selling things — here's the ________ market selling bananas and _____ and also contraceptives — wherever you find people, you'll find contraceptives in Thailand.

Solution

  1. crabs
  2. practiced
  3. people
  4. country
  5. problem
  6. floating

Original Text

What do we do for the other 80 percent — leave them alone and say, "Well, they're not medical personnel." No, we decided to do a bit more. So we went to the ordinary people that you saw. Actually, below that yellow sign — I wish they hadn't wiped that, because there was "Coca-Cola" there. We were so much bigger than Coca-Cola in those days. And no difference, the people they chose were the people we chose. They were well-known in the community, they knew that customers were always right, and they were terrific, and they practiced their family planning themselves. So they could supply pills and condoms throughout the country, in every village of the country. So there we are. We went to the people who were seen as the cause of the problem to be the solution. Wherever there were people — and you can see boats with the women, selling things — here's the floating market selling bananas and crabs and also contraceptives — wherever you find people, you'll find contraceptives in Thailand.

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family planning 11
coca cola 5
mass protection 4
school kids 3

Important Words

  1. bananas
  2. bigger
  3. bit
  4. boats
  5. chose
  6. community
  7. condoms
  8. contraceptives
  9. country
  10. crabs
  11. customers
  12. days
  13. decided
  14. difference
  15. family
  16. find
  17. floating
  18. knew
  19. leave
  20. market
  21. medical
  22. ordinary
  23. people
  24. percent
  25. personnel
  26. pills
  27. planning
  28. practiced
  29. problem
  30. selling
  31. sign
  32. solution
  33. supply
  34. terrific
  35. thailand
  36. village
  37. wiped
  38. women
  39. yellow