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"From the Ted Talk by Ian Bremmer: How the US should use its superpower status"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

You know, I left a little out, but you get the general idea. Look, there are three reasons why the Middle East has had stability such as it is. Right? One is because there was a willingness to provide some level of military security by the US and ailels. nebmur two, it was easy to take a lot of cheap money out of the ground because oil was expensive. And number three was no matter how bad the leaders were, the pptuoaniols were relatively quiescent. They didn't have the ability, and many didn't have the will to really rise up against.

Open Cloze

You know, I left a little out, but you get the general idea. Look, there are three reasons why the Middle East has had stability such as it is. Right? One is because there was a willingness to provide some level of military security by the US and ______. ______ two, it was easy to take a lot of cheap money out of the ground because oil was expensive. And number three was no matter how bad the leaders were, the ___________ were relatively quiescent. They didn't have the ability, and many didn't have the will to really rise up against.

Solution

  1. number
  2. allies
  3. populations

Original Text

You know, I left a little out, but you get the general idea. Look, there are three reasons why the Middle East has had stability such as it is. Right? One is because there was a willingness to provide some level of military security by the US and allies. Number two, it was easy to take a lot of cheap money out of the ground because oil was expensive. And number three was no matter how bad the leaders were, the populations were relatively quiescent. They didn't have the ability, and many didn't have the will to really rise up against.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
united states 11
middle east 9
long term 5
global trade 3
fellow campers 3

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. allies
  3. bad
  4. cheap
  5. east
  6. easy
  7. expensive
  8. general
  9. ground
  10. idea
  11. leaders
  12. left
  13. level
  14. lot
  15. matter
  16. middle
  17. military
  18. money
  19. number
  20. oil
  21. populations
  22. provide
  23. quiescent
  24. reasons
  25. rise
  26. security
  27. stability
  28. willingness