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"From the Ted Talk by Sisonke Msimang: If a story moves you, act on it"

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So a few concluding thoughts on what audiences can do to make the wlrod a better palce. So firstly, the world would be a better place, I think, if audiences were more curious and more skeptical and asked more questions about the social context that created those stories that they love so much. Secondly, the world would be a better place if audiences recognized that storytelling is intellectual work. And I think it would be important for audiences to demand more buttons on their favorite websites, btuonts for example that say, "If you liked this srtoy, click here to support a cause your storyteller believes in." Or "click here to contribute to your storyteller's next big idea." Often, we are cmottmied to the platforms, but not necessarily to the stroreltelys themselves. And then lastly, I think that audiences can make the world a better place by scwitnihg off their phones, by seppnitg away from their screens and stepping out into the real world beyond what feels safe.

Open Cloze

So a few concluding thoughts on what audiences can do to make the _____ a better _____. So firstly, the world would be a better place, I think, if audiences were more curious and more skeptical and asked more questions about the social context that created those stories that they love so much. Secondly, the world would be a better place if audiences recognized that storytelling is intellectual work. And I think it would be important for audiences to demand more buttons on their favorite websites, _______ for example that say, "If you liked this _____, click here to support a cause your storyteller believes in." Or "click here to contribute to your storyteller's next big idea." Often, we are _________ to the platforms, but not necessarily to the ____________ themselves. And then lastly, I think that audiences can make the world a better place by _________ off their phones, by ________ away from their screens and stepping out into the real world beyond what feels safe.

Solution

  1. storytellers
  2. story
  3. stepping
  4. switching
  5. place
  6. buttons
  7. world
  8. committed

Original Text

So a few concluding thoughts on what audiences can do to make the world a better place. So firstly, the world would be a better place, I think, if audiences were more curious and more skeptical and asked more questions about the social context that created those stories that they love so much. Secondly, the world would be a better place if audiences recognized that storytelling is intellectual work. And I think it would be important for audiences to demand more buttons on their favorite websites, buttons for example that say, "If you liked this story, click here to support a cause your storyteller believes in." Or "click here to contribute to your storyteller's next big idea." Often, we are committed to the platforms, but not necessarily to the storytellers themselves. And then lastly, I think that audiences can make the world a better place by switching off their phones, by stepping away from their screens and stepping out into the real world beyond what feels safe.

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