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From the Ted Talk by Parag Khanna: Mapping the future of countries

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Now I know some of you may be thinking, "Oil, oil, oil. Why is it all he's talking about is oil?" Well, there is a big difference in the way we used to talk about oil and the way we're tkanilg about it now. Before it was, how do we control their oil? Now it's their oil for their own purposes. And I assure you it's every bit as important to them as it might have been to colonizers and imperialists. Here are just some of the piliepne projections and possibilities and scenarios and reuots that are being mapped out for the next several decades. A great deal of them.

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Now I know some of you may be thinking, "Oil, oil, oil. Why is it all he's talking about is oil?" Well, there is a big difference in the way we used to talk about oil and the way we're _______ about it now. Before it was, how do we control their oil? Now it's their oil for their own purposes. And I assure you it's every bit as important to them as it might have been to colonizers and imperialists. Here are just some of the ________ projections and possibilities and scenarios and ______ that are being mapped out for the next several decades. A great deal of them.

Solution

  1. pipeline
  2. talking
  3. routes

Original Text

Now I know some of you may be thinking, "Oil, oil, oil. Why is it all he's talking about is oil?" Well, there is a big difference in the way we used to talk about oil and the way we're talking about it now. Before it was, how do we control their oil? Now it's their oil for their own purposes. And I assure you it's every bit as important to them as it might have been to colonizers and imperialists. Here are just some of the pipeline projections and possibilities and scenarios and routes that are being mapped out for the next several decades. A great deal of them.

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Important Words

  1. assure
  2. big
  3. bit
  4. colonizers
  5. control
  6. deal
  7. decades
  8. difference
  9. great
  10. imperialists
  11. important
  12. mapped
  13. oil
  14. pipeline
  15. possibilities
  16. projections
  17. purposes
  18. routes
  19. scenarios
  20. talk
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  22. thinking