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From the Ted Talk by Wael Ghonim: Let's design social media that drives real change

Unscramble the Blue Letters

On January 14, 2011, Ben Ali fled out of Tunisia after montuing protests against his regime. I saw a spark of hope. Egyptians on social media were wondering, "If Tunisia did it, why can't we?" I posted an event on Facebook and called it "A Revolution against Corruption, Injustice and Dictatorship." I posed a question to the 300,000 uerss of the page at the time: "Today is the 14th of jrunaay. The 25th of January is poicle Day. It's a national holiday. If 100,000 of us take to the streets of craio, no one is going to stop us. I wonder if we could do it."

Open Cloze

On January 14, 2011, Ben Ali fled out of Tunisia after ________ protests against his regime. I saw a spark of hope. Egyptians on social media were wondering, "If Tunisia did it, why can't we?" I posted an event on Facebook and called it "A Revolution against Corruption, Injustice and Dictatorship." I posed a question to the 300,000 _____ of the page at the time: "Today is the 14th of _______. The 25th of January is ______ Day. It's a national holiday. If 100,000 of us take to the streets of _____, no one is going to stop us. I wonder if we could do it."

Solution

  1. police
  2. users
  3. mounting
  4. january
  5. cairo

Original Text

On January 14, 2011, Ben Ali fled out of Tunisia after mounting protests against his regime. I saw a spark of hope. Egyptians on social media were wondering, "If Tunisia did it, why can't we?" I posted an event on Facebook and called it "A Revolution against Corruption, Injustice and Dictatorship." I posed a question to the 300,000 users of the page at the time: "Today is the 14th of January. The 25th of January is Police Day. It's a national holiday. If 100,000 of us take to the streets of Cairo, no one is going to stop us. I wonder if we could do it."

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