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From the Ted Talk by Philippa Neave: The unexpected challenges of a country's first election

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We hear a lot of mesiry about the Middle East. We hear the chaos of war. We hear terrorism. We hear about sectarianism and all this horrible negative news that comes to us all the time. What we're not hearing is what are the people, the eaeydvry people, thinking? What are they aspiring to? Let's give them the mneas, let's give them the wodrs. The silent mtjroiay is silent because they don't have the words. The silent majority needs to know. It is time to provide people with the knowledge tools that they can inform themselves with.

Open Cloze

We hear a lot of ______ about the Middle East. We hear the chaos of war. We hear terrorism. We hear about sectarianism and all this horrible negative news that comes to us all the time. What we're not hearing is what are the people, the ________ people, thinking? What are they aspiring to? Let's give them the _____, let's give them the _____. The silent ________ is silent because they don't have the words. The silent majority needs to know. It is time to provide people with the knowledge tools that they can inform themselves with.

Solution

  1. everyday
  2. means
  3. majority
  4. words
  5. misery

Original Text

We hear a lot of misery about the Middle East. We hear the chaos of war. We hear terrorism. We hear about sectarianism and all this horrible negative news that comes to us all the time. What we're not hearing is what are the people, the everyday people, thinking? What are they aspiring to? Let's give them the means, let's give them the words. The silent majority is silent because they don't have the words. The silent majority needs to know. It is time to provide people with the knowledge tools that they can inform themselves with.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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silent majority 3
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southern sudan 2
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middle east 2

Important Words

  1. aspiring
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  3. east
  4. everyday
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  6. hear
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  8. horrible
  9. inform
  10. knowledge
  11. lot
  12. majority
  13. means
  14. middle
  15. misery
  16. negative
  17. news
  18. people
  19. provide
  20. sectarianism
  21. silent
  22. terrorism
  23. thinking
  24. time
  25. tools
  26. war
  27. words