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From the Ted Talk by Samantha Nutt: The real harm of the global arms trade

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let's take a look at that assumption for just one moment, because you see there has been a boom in the small-arms tdrae since the start of the War on Terror. In fact, it is a business that has grown threefold over the past 15 years. And now let's coarmpe that to the nmbeur of people who have directly died in armed cnlfoict around the world in that same period. What do you notice? Well, you notice that, in fact, that also goes up roughly three- to fourfold. They basically go up and end at the same point.

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Let's take a look at that assumption for just one moment, because you see there has been a boom in the small-arms _____ since the start of the War on Terror. In fact, it is a business that has grown threefold over the past 15 years. And now let's _______ that to the ______ of people who have directly died in armed ________ around the world in that same period. What do you notice? Well, you notice that, in fact, that also goes up roughly three- to fourfold. They basically go up and end at the same point.

Solution

  1. conflict
  2. number
  3. trade
  4. compare

Original Text

Let's take a look at that assumption for just one moment, because you see there has been a boom in the small-arms trade since the start of the War on Terror. In fact, it is a business that has grown threefold over the past 15 years. And now let's compare that to the number of people who have directly died in armed conflict around the world in that same period. What do you notice? Well, you notice that, in fact, that also goes up roughly three- to fourfold. They basically go up and end at the same point.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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rich countries 3
human beings 2
global south 2
arms trade 2

Important Words

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