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From the Ted Talk by Yuval Noah Harari: The war in Ukraine could change everything

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YNH: I don't know, I mean, I'm not an expert on cihna, and I certainly can't just ... You know, just reading the news won't get you into the mnsidet, into the real opinions and positions of the Chinese leadership. I hope that they take a responsible poitsion. And act -- because they are close to Russia, they are also close to Ukraine, but especially because they are close to Russia, they have a lot of influence on rsiusa, I hope that they will be the responsible adults that will put down the flames of this war. They have a lot to lose from a barwkedon of the gboall order. And I think they have a lot to win from the return of peace, including in terms of the gratitude of the international community. Now, whether they do it or not, this is with them. I can't predict, but I hope so.

Open Cloze

YNH: I don't know, I mean, I'm not an expert on _____, and I certainly can't just ... You know, just reading the news won't get you into the _______, into the real opinions and positions of the Chinese leadership. I hope that they take a responsible ________. And act -- because they are close to Russia, they are also close to Ukraine, but especially because they are close to Russia, they have a lot of influence on ______, I hope that they will be the responsible adults that will put down the flames of this war. They have a lot to lose from a _________ of the ______ order. And I think they have a lot to win from the return of peace, including in terms of the gratitude of the international community. Now, whether they do it or not, this is with them. I can't predict, but I hope so.

Solution

  1. china
  2. global
  3. russia
  4. breakdown
  5. position
  6. mindset

Original Text

YNH: I don't know, I mean, I'm not an expert on China, and I certainly can't just ... You know, just reading the news won't get you into the mindset, into the real opinions and positions of the Chinese leadership. I hope that they take a responsible position. And act -- because they are close to Russia, they are also close to Ukraine, but especially because they are close to Russia, they have a lot of influence on Russia, I hope that they will be the responsible adults that will put down the flames of this war. They have a lot to lose from a breakdown of the global order. And I think they have a lot to win from the return of peace, including in terms of the gratitude of the international community. Now, whether they do it or not, this is with them. I can't predict, but I hope so.

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Important Words

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