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"From the Ted Talk by Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon -- unless we work together"

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AT: Yes, and I'm sorry, I think somebody was asking why we were sneaking off to visit that place. I had a very good reason, because we have a community of Kiribati people living in that part of the sooomln isdanls, but these were people who were relocated from the Phoenix Islands, in fact, in the 1960s. There was serious drought, and the people could not continue to live on the island, and so they were moved to live here in the Solomon Islands. And so yesterday it was very interesting to meet with these people. They didn't know who I was. They hadn't heard of me. Some of them later recognized me, but I think they were very hppay. Later they really wtnaed to have the ooprttuinpy to welcome me formally. But I think what I saw yesterday was very interesting because here I see our poplee. I spoke in our language, and of course they spoke back, they riepled, but their accent, they are beginning not to be able to speak Kiribati properly. I saw them, there was this lady with red teeth. She was cnhiewg betel nuts, and it's not something we do in kitibrai. We don't chew betel nuts. I met also a family who have married the loacl people here, and so this is what is hieppnang. As you go into another community, there are bound to be changes. There is bound to be a certain loss of identity, and this is what we will be looking for in the future if and when we do migrate.

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AT: Yes, and I'm sorry, I think somebody was asking why we were sneaking off to visit that place. I had a very good reason, because we have a community of Kiribati people living in that part of the _______ _______, but these were people who were relocated from the Phoenix Islands, in fact, in the 1960s. There was serious drought, and the people could not continue to live on the island, and so they were moved to live here in the Solomon Islands. And so yesterday it was very interesting to meet with these people. They didn't know who I was. They hadn't heard of me. Some of them later recognized me, but I think they were very _____. Later they really ______ to have the ___________ to welcome me formally. But I think what I saw yesterday was very interesting because here I see our ______. I spoke in our language, and of course they spoke back, they _______, but their accent, they are beginning not to be able to speak Kiribati properly. I saw them, there was this lady with red teeth. She was _______ betel nuts, and it's not something we do in ________. We don't chew betel nuts. I met also a family who have married the _____ people here, and so this is what is _________. As you go into another community, there are bound to be changes. There is bound to be a certain loss of identity, and this is what we will be looking for in the future if and when we do migrate.

Solution

  1. replied
  2. happening
  3. people
  4. opportunity
  5. solomon
  6. chewing
  7. kiribati
  8. islands
  9. wanted
  10. local
  11. happy

Original Text

AT: Yes, and I'm sorry, I think somebody was asking why we were sneaking off to visit that place. I had a very good reason, because we have a community of Kiribati people living in that part of the Solomon Islands, but these were people who were relocated from the Phoenix Islands, in fact, in the 1960s. There was serious drought, and the people could not continue to live on the island, and so they were moved to live here in the Solomon Islands. And so yesterday it was very interesting to meet with these people. They didn't know who I was. They hadn't heard of me. Some of them later recognized me, but I think they were very happy. Later they really wanted to have the opportunity to welcome me formally. But I think what I saw yesterday was very interesting because here I see our people. I spoke in our language, and of course they spoke back, they replied, but their accent, they are beginning not to be able to speak Kiribati properly. I saw them, there was this lady with red teeth. She was chewing betel nuts, and it's not something we do in Kiribati. We don't chew betel nuts. I met also a family who have married the local people here, and so this is what is happening. As you go into another community, there are bound to be changes. There is bound to be a certain loss of identity, and this is what we will be looking for in the future if and when we do migrate.

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collocation frequency
climate change 8
sea level 6
phoenix islands 4
floating islands 4
united nations 3
rising sea 3
international community 3

Important Words

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  2. beginning
  3. betel
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  5. chew
  6. chewing
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  28. loss
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  30. meet
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  32. migrate
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  34. nuts
  35. opportunity
  36. part
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  38. phoenix
  39. place
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  44. relocated
  45. replied
  46. sneaking
  47. solomon
  48. speak
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  50. teeth
  51. visit
  52. wanted
  53. yesterday