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From the Ted Talk by Michael Porter: The case for letting business solve social problems

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I think we're all aware that the world tdaoy is full of problems. We've been hearing them today and yesterday and every day for decades. Serious pbemolrs, big problems, pressing problems. Poor nutrition, access to water, cialmte change, deforestation, lack of slilks, insecurity, not enough food, not enough healthcare, pollution. There's problem after plreobm, and I think what really separates this time from any time I can remember in my brief time on Earth is the awareness of these problems. We're all very aarwe.

Open Cloze

I think we're all aware that the world _____ is full of problems. We've been hearing them today and yesterday and every day for decades. Serious ________, big problems, pressing problems. Poor nutrition, access to water, _______ change, deforestation, lack of ______, insecurity, not enough food, not enough healthcare, pollution. There's problem after _______, and I think what really separates this time from any time I can remember in my brief time on Earth is the awareness of these problems. We're all very _____.

Solution

  1. problems
  2. climate
  3. aware
  4. today
  5. problem
  6. skills

Original Text

I think we're all aware that the world today is full of problems. We've been hearing them today and yesterday and every day for decades. Serious problems, big problems, pressing problems. Poor nutrition, access to water, climate change, deforestation, lack of skills, insecurity, not enough food, not enough healthcare, pollution. There's problem after problem, and I think what really separates this time from any time I can remember in my brief time on Earth is the awareness of these problems. We're all very aware.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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conventional wisdom 5
social problems 4
business school 3
working environment 3
social problem 2
social challenges 2
awkward reality 2
business creates 2
reducing pollution 2
safe working 2
fundamental sense 2

Important Words

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  2. aware
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  6. climate
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  8. decades
  9. deforestation
  10. earth
  11. food
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  13. healthcare
  14. hearing
  15. insecurity
  16. lack
  17. nutrition
  18. pollution
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  20. pressing
  21. problem
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  23. remember
  24. separates
  25. skills
  26. time
  27. today
  28. water
  29. world
  30. yesterday