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From the Ted Talk by Edward Burtynsky: My wish

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Here's something that's far more labor-intensive, which is the mankig of shoes. This floor has about 1,500 workers on this floor. The company itself had about 10,000 employees, and they're doing domestic soehs. It was very hard to get into the inetnainoartl companies because I had to get permission from coemnaips like Nike and Adidas, and that's very hard to get. And they don't want to let me in. But the domestic was much eeiasr to do. It just gives you a sense of, again — and that's where, really, the whole migration of jobs started going over to China and making the shoes. Nike was one of the early ones. It was such a high labor component to it that it made a lot of sense to go after that labor market.

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Here's something that's far more labor-intensive, which is the ______ of shoes. This floor has about 1,500 workers on this floor. The company itself had about 10,000 employees, and they're doing domestic _____. It was very hard to get into the _____________ companies because I had to get permission from _________ like Nike and Adidas, and that's very hard to get. And they don't want to let me in. But the domestic was much ______ to do. It just gives you a sense of, again — and that's where, really, the whole migration of jobs started going over to China and making the shoes. Nike was one of the early ones. It was such a high labor component to it that it made a lot of sense to go after that labor market.

Solution

  1. shoes
  2. making
  3. companies
  4. international
  5. easier

Original Text

Here's something that's far more labor-intensive, which is the making of shoes. This floor has about 1,500 workers on this floor. The company itself had about 10,000 employees, and they're doing domestic shoes. It was very hard to get into the international companies because I had to get permission from companies like Nike and Adidas, and that's very hard to get. And they don't want to let me in. But the domestic was much easier to do. It just gives you a sense of, again — and that's where, really, the whole migration of jobs started going over to China and making the shoes. Nike was one of the early ones. It was such a high labor component to it that it made a lot of sense to go after that labor market.

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Important Words

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  2. china
  3. companies
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