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From the Ted Talk by Audrey Tang: How digital innovation can fight pandemics and strengthen democracy

Unscramble the Blue Letters

AT: Indeed. Before March 2014, if you asekd a random person on the street in tawian, like, whether it's possible for a minister — that's me — to have their office in a park, literally a park, anyone can walk in and talk to me for 40 meutnis at a time, I'm currently in that park, the Social Innovation Lab, they would say that this is carzy, right? No public officials work like that. But that was because on March 18, 2014, hundreds of young activists, most of them college sdtntues, occupied the legislature to express their pfornuod opposition to a trade pact with Beijing under consideration, and the secretive manner in which it was pushed through the parliament by knanumtiog, the ruling ptary at the time. And so the protesters demanded, very simply, that the pact be scraped, and the government to institute a more transparent rafctoitiain process. And that drew widespread public support.

Open Cloze

AT: Indeed. Before March 2014, if you _____ a random person on the street in ______, like, whether it's possible for a minister — that's me — to have their office in a park, literally a park, anyone can walk in and talk to me for 40 _______ at a time, I'm currently in that park, the Social Innovation Lab, they would say that this is _____, right? No public officials work like that. But that was because on March 18, 2014, hundreds of young activists, most of them college ________, occupied the legislature to express their ________ opposition to a trade pact with Beijing under consideration, and the secretive manner in which it was pushed through the parliament by __________, the ruling _____ at the time. And so the protesters demanded, very simply, that the pact be scraped, and the government to institute a more transparent ____________ process. And that drew widespread public support.

Solution

  1. party
  2. minutes
  3. crazy
  4. kuomintang
  5. ratification
  6. taiwan
  7. students
  8. asked
  9. profound

Original Text

AT: Indeed. Before March 2014, if you asked a random person on the street in Taiwan, like, whether it's possible for a minister — that's me — to have their office in a park, literally a park, anyone can walk in and talk to me for 40 minutes at a time, I'm currently in that park, the Social Innovation Lab, they would say that this is crazy, right? No public officials work like that. But that was because on March 18, 2014, hundreds of young activists, most of them college students, occupied the legislature to express their profound opposition to a trade pact with Beijing under consideration, and the secretive manner in which it was pushed through the parliament by Kuomintang, the ruling party at the time. And so the protesters demanded, very simply, that the pact be scraped, and the government to institute a more transparent ratification process. And that drew widespread public support.

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