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From the Ted Talk by Nemonte Nenquimo: The forest is our teacher. It's time to respect it

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We as Indigenous peoples do not need satellite ieagms, because we live in the forest and we know what is happening in the forset. The aazmon is bunrnig. The oil companies come to our territory to say that they will develop our country, that they will support our communities; they say it will not harm them. They come with beautiful wrods and say that it will not affect the ermnnvoniet or the wtear or the surrounding forests, but it is a lie. We see it with our own eyes, alongside other peoples, the oil spills, how for months they haven’t been able to clean them up, how they have contaminated our fish, our rivers, our spirits, our people. Our people have been made sick. If, as Indigenous peoples, we say we do not want to participate, that we do not want exploitation, the government must respect our decision and withdraw. It can’t circumvent us. Although the communities, the grassroots say no and no, they do not listen, they pretend to be blind and deaf, and they come anyway. They do not respect our right to life, nature’s rights, and they’re killing us. That’s why we ask, we dnemad the government to listen to our voceis, our decisions. The forest is our home, proeid.

Open Cloze

We as Indigenous peoples do not need satellite ______, because we live in the forest and we know what is happening in the ______. The ______ is _______. The oil companies come to our territory to say that they will develop our country, that they will support our communities; they say it will not harm them. They come with beautiful _____ and say that it will not affect the ___________ or the _____ or the surrounding forests, but it is a lie. We see it with our own eyes, alongside other peoples, the oil spills, how for months they haven’t been able to clean them up, how they have contaminated our fish, our rivers, our spirits, our people. Our people have been made sick. If, as Indigenous peoples, we say we do not want to participate, that we do not want exploitation, the government must respect our decision and withdraw. It can’t circumvent us. Although the communities, the grassroots say no and no, they do not listen, they pretend to be blind and deaf, and they come anyway. They do not respect our right to life, nature’s rights, and they’re killing us. That’s why we ask, we ______ the government to listen to our ______, our decisions. The forest is our home, ______.

Solution

  1. burning
  2. amazon
  3. demand
  4. images
  5. voices
  6. forest
  7. environment
  8. period
  9. words
  10. water

Original Text

We as Indigenous peoples do not need satellite images, because we live in the forest and we know what is happening in the forest. The Amazon is burning. The oil companies come to our territory to say that they will develop our country, that they will support our communities; they say it will not harm them. They come with beautiful words and say that it will not affect the environment or the water or the surrounding forests, but it is a lie. We see it with our own eyes, alongside other peoples, the oil spills, how for months they haven’t been able to clean them up, how they have contaminated our fish, our rivers, our spirits, our people. Our people have been made sick. If, as Indigenous peoples, we say we do not want to participate, that we do not want exploitation, the government must respect our decision and withdraw. It can’t circumvent us. Although the communities, the grassroots say no and no, they do not listen, they pretend to be blind and deaf, and they come anyway. They do not respect our right to life, nature’s rights, and they’re killing us. That’s why we ask, we demand the government to listen to our voices, our decisions. The forest is our home, period.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
indigenous peoples 6
mother earth 3
oil companies 2
amazonian peoples 2
longer consume 2

Important Words

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  6. circumvent
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  16. develop
  17. environment
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  27. home
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  29. indigenous
  30. killing
  31. lie
  32. life
  33. listen
  34. live
  35. months
  36. oil
  37. participate
  38. people
  39. peoples
  40. period
  41. pretend
  42. respect
  43. rights
  44. rivers
  45. satellite
  46. sick
  47. spills
  48. spirits
  49. support
  50. surrounding
  51. territory
  52. voices
  53. water
  54. withdraw
  55. words