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From the Ted Talk by Angela Francis: How to get everyone to care about a green economy

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, we also need the bcainkg of people who've got other things on their mind: bills to pay, a busy and polluted ruote to scohol for the kids, crap job, no prospects, linvig in a town where more businesses are closing than opening. They need to know the geern ecmoony is going to work for them. They do not need another thing to worry about. They do not need to be made to feel guilty. And they do not need to be asked to sacrifice something they don’t have. It's like the gilets jaunes protesters were saying in France about fuel prices and the cost of living: "You want us to worry about the end of the world when we're worried about the end of the week." If we're not listening to those people, you can be sure that the populists are.

Open Cloze

Now, we also need the _______ of people who've got other things on their mind: bills to pay, a busy and polluted _____ to ______ for the kids, crap job, no prospects, ______ in a town where more businesses are closing than opening. They need to know the _____ _______ is going to work for them. They do not need another thing to worry about. They do not need to be made to feel guilty. And they do not need to be asked to sacrifice something they don’t have. It's like the gilets jaunes protesters were saying in France about fuel prices and the cost of living: "You want us to worry about the end of the world when we're worried about the end of the week." If we're not listening to those people, you can be sure that the populists are.

Solution

  1. backing
  2. route
  3. school
  4. living
  5. green
  6. economy

Original Text

Now, we also need the backing of people who've got other things on their mind: bills to pay, a busy and polluted route to school for the kids, crap job, no prospects, living in a town where more businesses are closing than opening. They need to know the green economy is going to work for them. They do not need another thing to worry about. They do not need to be made to feel guilty. And they do not need to be asked to sacrifice something they don’t have. It's like the gilets jaunes protesters were saying in France about fuel prices and the cost of living: "You want us to worry about the end of the world when we're worried about the end of the week." If we're not listening to those people, you can be sure that the populists are.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
green economy 6
environment sector 4
climate change 4
rapidly move 2
gilets jaunes 2

Important Words

  1. asked
  2. backing
  3. bills
  4. businesses
  5. busy
  6. closing
  7. cost
  8. crap
  9. economy
  10. feel
  11. france
  12. fuel
  13. gilets
  14. green
  15. guilty
  16. jaunes
  17. job
  18. kids
  19. listening
  20. living
  21. opening
  22. pay
  23. people
  24. polluted
  25. populists
  26. prices
  27. prospects
  28. protesters
  29. route
  30. sacrifice
  31. school
  32. town
  33. week
  34. work
  35. world
  36. worried
  37. worry