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"From the Ted Talk by Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China"

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Okay, so how would I like to fiinsh? Well, what should our attitude be towards this wrold that we see very rapidly doevlnipeg before us? I think there will be good things about it and there will be bad things about it. But I want to argue, above all, a big-picture positive for this world. For 200 years, the world was essentially governed by a fragment of the human population. That's what Europe and North America represented. The arrival of countries like China and India — between them 38 percent of the world's population — and others like Indonesia and bzrial and so on, represent the most important single act of datiomirozcaten in the last 200 years. Civilizations and cultures, which had been ignored, which had no voice, which were not listened to, which were not known about, will have a different sort of representation in this world. As hntmuasis, we must welcome, surely, this transformation, and we will have to learn about these civilizations.

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Okay, so how would I like to ______? Well, what should our attitude be towards this _____ that we see very rapidly __________ before us? I think there will be good things about it and there will be bad things about it. But I want to argue, above all, a big-picture positive for this world. For 200 years, the world was essentially governed by a fragment of the human population. That's what Europe and North America represented. The arrival of countries like China and India — between them 38 percent of the world's population — and others like Indonesia and ______ and so on, represent the most important single act of _______________ in the last 200 years. Civilizations and cultures, which had been ignored, which had no voice, which were not listened to, which were not known about, will have a different sort of representation in this world. As _________, we must welcome, surely, this transformation, and we will have to learn about these civilizations.

Solution

  1. world
  2. developing
  3. finish
  4. humanists
  5. brazil
  6. democratization

Original Text

Okay, so how would I like to finish? Well, what should our attitude be towards this world that we see very rapidly developing before us? I think there will be good things about it and there will be bad things about it. But I want to argue, above all, a big-picture positive for this world. For 200 years, the world was essentially governed by a fragment of the human population. That's what Europe and North America represented. The arrival of countries like China and India — between them 38 percent of the world's population — and others like Indonesia and Brazil and so on, represent the most important single act of democratization in the last 200 years. Civilizations and cultures, which had been ignored, which had no voice, which were not listened to, which were not known about, will have a different sort of representation in this world. As humanists, we must welcome, surely, this transformation, and we will have to learn about these civilizations.

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