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From the Ted Talk by Xiye Bastida: If you adults won't save the world, we will

Unscramble the Blue Letters

For me, being 18 years old and trying to save the world means being a climate aivitcst. Before, maybe it manet studying to be a doctor or a politician or a researcher. But I can't wait to grow up and become one of those things. The planet is snerfuifg, and we don't have the luxury of time anymore. Saving the world as a teenager means being good with words, understanding the science behind the climate crisis, bringing a unique perspective into the iusse to stand out and foeittrgng about almost everything else. But sometimes, I want to care about other things again. I want to be able to sing and dance and do gymnastics. I truly feel that if all of us took care of the eatrh as a practice, as a culture, none of us would have to be full-time cimatle activists.

Open Cloze

For me, being 18 years old and trying to save the world means being a climate ________. Before, maybe it _____ studying to be a doctor or a politician or a researcher. But I can't wait to grow up and become one of those things. The planet is _________, and we don't have the luxury of time anymore. Saving the world as a teenager means being good with words, understanding the science behind the climate crisis, bringing a unique perspective into the _____ to stand out and __________ about almost everything else. But sometimes, I want to care about other things again. I want to be able to sing and dance and do gymnastics. I truly feel that if all of us took care of the _____ as a practice, as a culture, none of us would have to be full-time _______ activists.

Solution

  1. meant
  2. suffering
  3. issue
  4. climate
  5. earth
  6. activist
  7. forgetting

Original Text

For me, being 18 years old and trying to save the world means being a climate activist. Before, maybe it meant studying to be a doctor or a politician or a researcher. But I can't wait to grow up and become one of those things. The planet is suffering, and we don't have the luxury of time anymore. Saving the world as a teenager means being good with words, understanding the science behind the climate crisis, bringing a unique perspective into the issue to stand out and forgetting about almost everything else. But sometimes, I want to care about other things again. I want to be able to sing and dance and do gymnastics. I truly feel that if all of us took care of the Earth as a practice, as a culture, none of us would have to be full-time climate activists.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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climate justice 3
york city 2
started striking 2
united nations 2
quiero mucho 2

Important Words

  1. activist
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  30. stand
  31. studying
  32. suffering
  33. teenager
  34. time
  35. understanding
  36. unique
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  38. words
  39. world
  40. years