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From the Ted Talk by Hugh Evans: What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Over all these years, I've tried to reconnect with Sonny Boy. Sadly, I've been unable to. We met long before social media, and his address has now been raelteocd by the authorities, as often happens with slums. I'd love to sit down with him, wherever he is, and share with him how much the time I spent on Smoky Mountain inspired me. Thanks to him and so many others, I came to understand the imrntcpoae of being part of a movement of ploepe — the kids willing to look up from their screens and out to the world, the global ctiiezns. Global citizens who stand together, who ask the question "Why?," who rjeect the naysayers, and embrace the amzanig possibilities of the world we share.

Open Cloze

Over all these years, I've tried to reconnect with Sonny Boy. Sadly, I've been unable to. We met long before social media, and his address has now been _________ by the authorities, as often happens with slums. I'd love to sit down with him, wherever he is, and share with him how much the time I spent on Smoky Mountain inspired me. Thanks to him and so many others, I came to understand the __________ of being part of a movement of ______ — the kids willing to look up from their screens and out to the world, the global ________. Global citizens who stand together, who ask the question "Why?," who ______ the naysayers, and embrace the _______ possibilities of the world we share.

Solution

  1. importance
  2. people
  3. amazing
  4. citizens
  5. relocated
  6. reject

Original Text

Over all these years, I've tried to reconnect with Sonny Boy. Sadly, I've been unable to. We met long before social media, and his address has now been relocated by the authorities, as often happens with slums. I'd love to sit down with him, wherever he is, and share with him how much the time I spent on Smoky Mountain inspired me. Thanks to him and so many others, I came to understand the importance of being part of a movement of people — the kids willing to look up from their screens and out to the world, the global citizens. Global citizens who stand together, who ask the question "Why?," who reject the naysayers, and embrace the amazing possibilities of the world we share.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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community development 2
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social media 2
world leaders 2
millennium development 2
development goals 2
climate change 2

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collocation frequency
poverty history campaign 2
millennium development goals 2

Important Words

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  38. world
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