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"From the Ted Talk by Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption"

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Well, to go back to our original story, the parents have panicked. They've locked all the doors. They've kitted out the hosue with CCTV cameras. They're watching all of us. They've dug a basement, and they've built a spy center to try and run algorithms and figure out which ones of us are troublesome, and if any of us complain about that, we're arrested for trrrieosm. Well, is that a fiary tale or a living nightmare? Some fairy tales have happy endings. Some don't. I think we've all read the Grimms' fairy tales, which are, indeed, very grim. But the world isn't a fairy tale, and it could be more brutal than we want to acknowledge. Equally, it could be better than we've been led to believe, but either way, we have to srtat seeing it exactly as it is, with all of its prmoelbs, because it's only by seeing it with all of its problems that we'll be able to fix them and live in a wrold in which we can all be hilappy ever after. (lugahs) Thank you very much. (Applause) Thank you. (Applause)

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Well, to go back to our original story, the parents have panicked. They've locked all the doors. They've kitted out the _____ with CCTV cameras. They're watching all of us. They've dug a basement, and they've built a spy center to try and run algorithms and figure out which ones of us are troublesome, and if any of us complain about that, we're arrested for _________. Well, is that a _____ tale or a living nightmare? Some fairy tales have happy endings. Some don't. I think we've all read the Grimms' fairy tales, which are, indeed, very grim. But the world isn't a fairy tale, and it could be more brutal than we want to acknowledge. Equally, it could be better than we've been led to believe, but either way, we have to _____ seeing it exactly as it is, with all of its ________, because it's only by seeing it with all of its problems that we'll be able to fix them and live in a _____ in which we can all be _______ ever after. (______) Thank you very much. (Applause) Thank you. (Applause)

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  2. start
  3. world
  4. house
  5. happily
  6. laughs
  7. problems
  8. terrorism

Original Text

Well, to go back to our original story, the parents have panicked. They've locked all the doors. They've kitted out the house with CCTV cameras. They're watching all of us. They've dug a basement, and they've built a spy center to try and run algorithms and figure out which ones of us are troublesome, and if any of us complain about that, we're arrested for terrorism. Well, is that a fairy tale or a living nightmare? Some fairy tales have happy endings. Some don't. I think we've all read the Grimms' fairy tales, which are, indeed, very grim. But the world isn't a fairy tale, and it could be more brutal than we want to acknowledge. Equally, it could be better than we've been led to believe, but either way, we have to start seeing it exactly as it is, with all of its problems, because it's only by seeing it with all of its problems that we'll be able to fix them and live in a world in which we can all be happily ever after. (Laughs) Thank you very much. (Applause) Thank you. (Applause)

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