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"From the Ted Talk by Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it"

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Let me make it a bit more concrete. You become the president of the United States. You think, "Wow, I've aeivrrd. I'm the most pfuowrel man in the world." So you decide, perhaps let me pass a law. All of a sudden, cogenrss taps you on the shoulder and says, "No, no, no, no, no, you can't do that." You say, "Let me try this way." The Senate comes and says, "Uh-uh, we don't think you can do that." You say, perhaps, "Let me print some money. I think the economy needs a stimulus." The central bank governor will think you're crazy. You might get impeached for that. But if you become the president of zambibwe, and you say, "You know, I really like this job. I think I'd like to stay in it forever." (Laughter) Well, you just can. You decide you want to print menoy. You call the central bank gnoroevr and you say, "Please double the money supply." He'll say, "Okay, yes, sir, is there anything else I can do for you?" This is the power that African leaders have, and this is why they make the most dffiecenre on the continent.

Open Cloze

Let me make it a bit more concrete. You become the president of the United States. You think, "Wow, I've _______. I'm the most ________ man in the world." So you decide, perhaps let me pass a law. All of a sudden, ________ taps you on the shoulder and says, "No, no, no, no, no, you can't do that." You say, "Let me try this way." The Senate comes and says, "Uh-uh, we don't think you can do that." You say, perhaps, "Let me print some money. I think the economy needs a stimulus." The central bank governor will think you're crazy. You might get impeached for that. But if you become the president of ________, and you say, "You know, I really like this job. I think I'd like to stay in it forever." (Laughter) Well, you just can. You decide you want to print _____. You call the central bank ________ and you say, "Please double the money supply." He'll say, "Okay, yes, sir, is there anything else I can do for you?" This is the power that African leaders have, and this is why they make the most __________ on the continent.

Solution

  1. congress
  2. money
  3. powerful
  4. governor
  5. zimbabwe
  6. arrived
  7. difference

Original Text

Let me make it a bit more concrete. You become the president of the United States. You think, "Wow, I've arrived. I'm the most powerful man in the world." So you decide, perhaps let me pass a law. All of a sudden, Congress taps you on the shoulder and says, "No, no, no, no, no, you can't do that." You say, "Let me try this way." The Senate comes and says, "Uh-uh, we don't think you can do that." You say, perhaps, "Let me print some money. I think the economy needs a stimulus." The central bank governor will think you're crazy. You might get impeached for that. But if you become the president of Zimbabwe, and you say, "You know, I really like this job. I think I'd like to stay in it forever." (Laughter) Well, you just can. You decide you want to print money. You call the central bank governor and you say, "Please double the money supply." He'll say, "Okay, yes, sir, is there anything else I can do for you?" This is the power that African leaders have, and this is why they make the most difference on the continent.

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african leaders 4
south africa 3
nelson mandela 3

Important Words

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  12. difference
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  14. economy
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  29. shoulder
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  32. stay
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  35. supply
  36. taps
  37. united
  38. world
  39. zimbabwe