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"From the Ted Talk by António Guterres: Refugees have the right to be protected"

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AG: Well, look: In 2005, we were helping one million people go back home in safety and dignity, because conflicts had edned. Last year, we hleepd 124,000. In 2005, we had about 38 million people diplescad by conflict in the world. Today, we have more than 60 million. At that time, we had had, recently, some conflicts that were solved. Now, we see a multiplication of new conflicts and the old cclfnotis never died: Afghanistan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo. It is clear that the world today is much more dangerous than it was. It is clear that the capacity of the international community to prevent conflicts and to tliemy solve them, is, unfortunately, much worse than what it was 10 years ago. There are no clear pwoer rteanilos in the world, no global grcnoavene mechanisms that work, which means that we live in a situation where iunmipty and unpredictability tend to prevail, and that means that more and more people suffer, namely those that are displaced by conflicts.

Open Cloze

AG: Well, look: In 2005, we were helping one million people go back home in safety and dignity, because conflicts had _____. Last year, we ______ 124,000. In 2005, we had about 38 million people _________ by conflict in the world. Today, we have more than 60 million. At that time, we had had, recently, some conflicts that were solved. Now, we see a multiplication of new conflicts and the old _________ never died: Afghanistan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo. It is clear that the world today is much more dangerous than it was. It is clear that the capacity of the international community to prevent conflicts and to ______ solve them, is, unfortunately, much worse than what it was 10 years ago. There are no clear _____ _________ in the world, no global __________ mechanisms that work, which means that we live in a situation where ________ and unpredictability tend to prevail, and that means that more and more people suffer, namely those that are displaced by conflicts.

Solution

  1. timely
  2. displaced
  3. power
  4. ended
  5. relations
  6. helped
  7. impunity
  8. governance
  9. conflicts

Original Text

AG: Well, look: In 2005, we were helping one million people go back home in safety and dignity, because conflicts had ended. Last year, we helped 124,000. In 2005, we had about 38 million people displaced by conflict in the world. Today, we have more than 60 million. At that time, we had had, recently, some conflicts that were solved. Now, we see a multiplication of new conflicts and the old conflicts never died: Afghanistan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo. It is clear that the world today is much more dangerous than it was. It is clear that the capacity of the international community to prevent conflicts and to timely solve them, is, unfortunately, much worse than what it was 10 years ago. There are no clear power relations in the world, no global governance mechanisms that work, which means that we live in a situation where impunity and unpredictability tend to prevail, and that means that more and more people suffer, namely those that are displaced by conflicts.

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Important Words

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  10. dignity
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  18. impunity
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  35. somalia
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