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From the Ted Talk by Tom Rivett-Carnac: How to shift your mindset and choose your future

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I never thought that I would be giving my TED Talk somewhere like this. But, like half of humanity, I've senpt the last four weeks under lockdown due to the global pandemic created by COVID-19. I am extremely fortunate that during this time I've been able to come here to these woods near my home in southern England. These wodos have always ipnsreid me, and as humanity now tries to think about how we can find the inspiration to rteake control of our actions so that terrible things don't come down the road without us taking aocitn to avert them, I thought this is a good place for us to talk. And I'd like to begin that story six years ago, when I had first joined the United Nations.

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I never thought that I would be giving my TED Talk somewhere like this. But, like half of humanity, I've _____ the last four weeks under lockdown due to the global pandemic created by COVID-19. I am extremely fortunate that during this time I've been able to come here to these woods near my home in southern England. These _____ have always ________ me, and as humanity now tries to think about how we can find the inspiration to ______ control of our actions so that terrible things don't come down the road without us taking ______ to avert them, I thought this is a good place for us to talk. And I'd like to begin that story six years ago, when I had first joined the United Nations.

Solution

  1. spent
  2. retake
  3. action
  4. inspired
  5. woods

Original Text

I never thought that I would be giving my TED Talk somewhere like this. But, like half of humanity, I've spent the last four weeks under lockdown due to the global pandemic created by COVID-19. I am extremely fortunate that during this time I've been able to come here to these woods near my home in southern England. These woods have always inspired me, and as humanity now tries to think about how we can find the inspiration to retake control of our actions so that terrible things don't come down the road without us taking action to avert them, I thought this is a good place for us to talk. And I'd like to begin that story six years ago, when I had first joined the United Nations.

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