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"From the Ted Talk by Alessandra Orofino: It’s our city. Let’s fix it"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Fifty-four percent of the world's population lives in our cities. In dpelieonvg countries, one third of that population is living in slums. Seventy-five pencret of global energy consumption occurs in our cities, and 80 percent of gas eiinsomss that cause global warming come from our cities. So things that you and I might think about as global problems, like climate change, the energy csiris or poverty, are really, in many ways, city problems. They will not be solved unless people who live in cities, like most of us, actually strat doing a better job, because right now, we are not doing a very good one. And that becomes very caler when we look into three aspects of city life: first, our citizens' willingness to engage with democratic institutions; second, our cities' ability to really include all of their residents; and lstaly, our own ability to live fulfilling and happy lievs.

Open Cloze

Fifty-four percent of the world's population lives in our cities. In __________ countries, one third of that population is living in slums. Seventy-five _______ of global energy consumption occurs in our cities, and 80 percent of gas _________ that cause global warming come from our cities. So things that you and I might think about as global problems, like climate change, the energy ______ or poverty, are really, in many ways, city problems. They will not be solved unless people who live in cities, like most of us, actually _____ doing a better job, because right now, we are not doing a very good one. And that becomes very _____ when we look into three aspects of city life: first, our citizens' willingness to engage with democratic institutions; second, our cities' ability to really include all of their residents; and ______, our own ability to live fulfilling and happy _____.

Solution

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  6. emissions
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  8. crisis

Original Text

Fifty-four percent of the world's population lives in our cities. In developing countries, one third of that population is living in slums. Seventy-five percent of global energy consumption occurs in our cities, and 80 percent of gas emissions that cause global warming come from our cities. So things that you and I might think about as global problems, like climate change, the energy crisis or poverty, are really, in many ways, city problems. They will not be solved unless people who live in cities, like most of us, actually start doing a better job, because right now, we are not doing a very good one. And that becomes very clear when we look into three aspects of city life: first, our citizens' willingness to engage with democratic institutions; second, our cities' ability to really include all of their residents; and lastly, our own ability to live fulfilling and happy lives.

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state government 3
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city governments 3

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