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From the Ted Talk by Ashraf Ghani: How to rebuild a broken state

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Second is, you're problem solvers, but you're not engaging your gbaoll responsibility. You've stayed away from the problems of corruption. You only want clean environments in which to function. But if you don't think through the problems of corruption, who will? You stay away from design for dmnoepleevt. You're great designers, but your designs are ssilfeh. It's for your own immediate use. The world in which I operate orpteeas with designs regarding roads, or dams, or provision of electricity that have not been revisited in 60 years. This is not right. It riqurees thinking.

Open Cloze

Second is, you're problem solvers, but you're not engaging your ______ responsibility. You've stayed away from the problems of corruption. You only want clean environments in which to function. But if you don't think through the problems of corruption, who will? You stay away from design for ___________. You're great designers, but your designs are _______. It's for your own immediate use. The world in which I operate ________ with designs regarding roads, or dams, or provision of electricity that have not been revisited in 60 years. This is not right. It ________ thinking.

Solution

  1. requires
  2. operates
  3. development
  4. global
  5. selfish

Original Text

Second is, you're problem solvers, but you're not engaging your global responsibility. You've stayed away from the problems of corruption. You only want clean environments in which to function. But if you don't think through the problems of corruption, who will? You stay away from design for development. You're great designers, but your designs are selfish. It's for your own immediate use. The world in which I operate operates with designs regarding roads, or dams, or provision of electricity that have not been revisited in 60 years. This is not right. It requires thinking.

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