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From the Ted Talk by Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery

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We're also particularly interested and looking very carefully at places where slaves are being used to perpetrate extreme etinanmnroevl destruction. Around the world, sealvs are used to destroy the environment, cutting down trees in the Amazon; destroying forest areas in West Africa; mining and spreading mercury around in places like gnhaa and the Congo; destroying the coastal ecosystems in South Asia. It's a pretty harrowing linkage between what's happening to our eevronninmt and what's happening to our human rhtgis.

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We're also particularly interested and looking very carefully at places where slaves are being used to perpetrate extreme _____________ destruction. Around the world, ______ are used to destroy the environment, cutting down trees in the Amazon; destroying forest areas in West Africa; mining and spreading mercury around in places like _____ and the Congo; destroying the coastal ecosystems in South Asia. It's a pretty harrowing linkage between what's happening to our ___________ and what's happening to our human ______.

Solution

  1. environment
  2. ghana
  3. rights
  4. environmental
  5. slaves

Original Text

We're also particularly interested and looking very carefully at places where slaves are being used to perpetrate extreme environmental destruction. Around the world, slaves are used to destroy the environment, cutting down trees in the Amazon; destroying forest areas in West Africa; mining and spreading mercury around in places like Ghana and the Congo; destroying the coastal ecosystems in South Asia. It's a pretty harrowing linkage between what's happening to our environment and what's happening to our human rights.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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real slavery 2
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Important Words

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  3. carefully
  4. coastal
  5. cutting
  6. destroy
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  9. ecosystems
  10. environment
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  14. ghana
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  17. human
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  20. mercury
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  22. perpetrate
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  25. rights
  26. slaves
  27. south
  28. spreading
  29. trees
  30. west
  31. world