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From the Ted Talk by Michael Green: How we can make the world a better place by 2030

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Can we achieve the Global Goals? Certainly not with business as uausl. Even a foold tide of eomcionc growth is not going to get us there, if it just raises the mega-yachts and the super-wealthy and leaves the rest behind. If we're going to achieve the Global Goals we have to do things differently. We have to prioritize social progress, and really scale solutions around the world. I believe the galobl Goals are a historic opportunity, because the world's lredeas have promised to deliver them. Let's not dismiss the goals or slide into pessimism; let's hold them to that promise. And we need to hold them to that promise by holding them accountable, tracking their progress all the way through the next 15 years.

Open Cloze

Can we achieve the Global Goals? Certainly not with business as _____. Even a _____ tide of ________ growth is not going to get us there, if it just raises the mega-yachts and the super-wealthy and leaves the rest behind. If we're going to achieve the Global Goals we have to do things differently. We have to prioritize social progress, and really scale solutions around the world. I believe the ______ Goals are a historic opportunity, because the world's _______ have promised to deliver them. Let's not dismiss the goals or slide into pessimism; let's hold them to that promise. And we need to hold them to that promise by holding them accountable, tracking their progress all the way through the next 15 years.

Solution

  1. usual
  2. flood
  3. global
  4. economic
  5. leaders

Original Text

Can we achieve the Global Goals? Certainly not with business as usual. Even a flood tide of economic growth is not going to get us there, if it just raises the mega-yachts and the super-wealthy and leaves the rest behind. If we're going to achieve the Global Goals we have to do things differently. We have to prioritize social progress, and really scale solutions around the world. I believe the Global Goals are a historic opportunity, because the world's leaders have promised to deliver them. Let's not dismiss the goals or slide into pessimism; let's hold them to that promise. And we need to hold them to that promise by holding them accountable, tracking their progress all the way through the next 15 years.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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global goals 20
social progress 16
economic growth 10
progress index 6
report card 4
world today 3
millennium development 2
development goals 2
goals target 2
regression line 2
average relationship 2
capita gdp 2
costa rica 2
poor countries 2
start demanding 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
social progress index 6
millennium development goals 2
global goals target 2

Important Words

  1. accountable
  2. achieve
  3. business
  4. deliver
  5. differently
  6. dismiss
  7. economic
  8. flood
  9. global
  10. goals
  11. growth
  12. historic
  13. hold
  14. holding
  15. leaders
  16. leaves
  17. opportunity
  18. prioritize
  19. progress
  20. promise
  21. promised
  22. raises
  23. rest
  24. scale
  25. slide
  26. social
  27. solutions
  28. tide
  29. tracking
  30. usual
  31. world
  32. years