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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Gilding: The Earth is full"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When we think about the frutue I paint, of course we should feel a bit of fear. But fear can be paralyzing or mtitvoniag. We need to accept the fear and then we need to act. We need to act like the future depends on it. We need to act like we only have one planet. We can do this. I know the free market fundamentalists will tell you that more growth, more stuff and nine bloliin popele going shopping is the best we can do. They're wrong. We can be more, we can be much more. We have aecivhed rmeablkare things since working out how to grow food some 10,000 years ago. We've built a powerful foundation of science, knowledge and tgholoency — more than enough to build a society where nine billion people can lead decent, meaningful and satisfying lives. The erath can support that if we choose the right path.

Open Cloze

When we think about the ______ I paint, of course we should feel a bit of fear. But fear can be paralyzing or __________. We need to accept the fear and then we need to act. We need to act like the future depends on it. We need to act like we only have one planet. We can do this. I know the free market fundamentalists will tell you that more growth, more stuff and nine _______ ______ going shopping is the best we can do. They're wrong. We can be more, we can be much more. We have ________ __________ things since working out how to grow food some 10,000 years ago. We've built a powerful foundation of science, knowledge and __________ — more than enough to build a society where nine billion people can lead decent, meaningful and satisfying lives. The _____ can support that if we choose the right path.

Solution

  1. billion
  2. motivating
  3. remarkable
  4. people
  5. achieved
  6. future
  7. earth
  8. technology

Original Text

When we think about the future I paint, of course we should feel a bit of fear. But fear can be paralyzing or motivating. We need to accept the fear and then we need to act. We need to act like the future depends on it. We need to act like we only have one planet. We can do this. I know the free market fundamentalists will tell you that more growth, more stuff and nine billion people going shopping is the best we can do. They're wrong. We can be more, we can be much more. We have achieved remarkable things since working out how to grow food some 10,000 years ago. We've built a powerful foundation of science, knowledge and technology — more than enough to build a society where nine billion people can lead decent, meaningful and satisfying lives. The Earth can support that if we choose the right path.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
economic growth 5
crazy idea 3
billion people 3

Important Words

  1. accept
  2. achieved
  3. act
  4. billion
  5. bit
  6. build
  7. built
  8. choose
  9. decent
  10. depends
  11. earth
  12. fear
  13. feel
  14. food
  15. foundation
  16. free
  17. fundamentalists
  18. future
  19. grow
  20. growth
  21. knowledge
  22. lead
  23. lives
  24. market
  25. meaningful
  26. motivating
  27. paint
  28. paralyzing
  29. path
  30. people
  31. planet
  32. powerful
  33. remarkable
  34. satisfying
  35. science
  36. shopping
  37. society
  38. stuff
  39. support
  40. technology
  41. working
  42. wrong
  43. years