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From the Ted Talk by William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes"

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I basically see humanity a bit like those three brothers. We're all one family. We know that scientifically, thanks to the cmuamncotoiins revolution, all the tribes on the planet — all 15,000 tibers — are in touch with each other. And it's a big flmiay reunion. And yet, like many family reunions, it's not all peace and light. There's a lot of conflict, and the question is: How do we deal with our differences? How do we deal with our dpeeest difeceernfs, given the human propensity for ccoflint and the human genius at devising weapons of enormous destruction? That's the question.

Open Cloze

I basically see humanity a bit like those three brothers. We're all one family. We know that scientifically, thanks to the ______________ revolution, all the tribes on the planet — all 15,000 ______ — are in touch with each other. And it's a big ______ reunion. And yet, like many family reunions, it's not all peace and light. There's a lot of conflict, and the question is: How do we deal with our differences? How do we deal with our _______ ___________, given the human propensity for ________ and the human genius at devising weapons of enormous destruction? That's the question.

Solution

  1. differences
  2. conflict
  3. communications
  4. family
  5. deepest
  6. tribes

Original Text

I basically see humanity a bit like those three brothers. We're all one family. We know that scientifically, thanks to the communications revolution, all the tribes on the planet — all 15,000 tribes — are in touch with each other. And it's a big family reunion. And yet, like many family reunions, it's not all peace and light. There's a lot of conflict, and the question is: How do we deal with our differences? How do we deal with our deepest differences, given the human propensity for conflict and the human genius at devising weapons of enormous destruction? That's the question.

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