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

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This is, I believe, outdated, even dargenuos tnnhkiig. Or as my late grandfather would say, complete BS. Parochialism offers this false dcomhtoiy because it pits the poor in one country against the poor in another. It pretends we can isolate ourselves and our nations from one another. The whole world is our backyard, and we ignore it at our peril. See, look what happened when we ignored Rwanda, when we ignore siyra, when we ignore climate change. Political ldeears ought to give a "funk" because the impact of climate change and extreme poverty comes right to our srhoe.

Open Cloze

This is, I believe, outdated, even _________ ________. Or as my late grandfather would say, complete BS. Parochialism offers this false _________ because it pits the poor in one country against the poor in another. It pretends we can isolate ourselves and our nations from one another. The whole world is our backyard, and we ignore it at our peril. See, look what happened when we ignored Rwanda, when we ignore _____, when we ignore climate change. Political _______ ought to give a "funk" because the impact of climate change and extreme poverty comes right to our _____.

Solution

  1. leaders
  2. shore
  3. dichotomy
  4. thinking
  5. syria
  6. dangerous

Original Text

This is, I believe, outdated, even dangerous thinking. Or as my late grandfather would say, complete BS. Parochialism offers this false dichotomy because it pits the poor in one country against the poor in another. It pretends we can isolate ourselves and our nations from one another. The whole world is our backyard, and we ignore it at our peril. See, look what happened when we ignored Rwanda, when we ignore Syria, when we ignore climate change. Political leaders ought to give a "funk" because the impact of climate change and extreme poverty comes right to our shore.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
global citizens 18
global citizen 7
sonny boy 7
climate change 4
global issues 3
smoky mountain 3
extreme poverty 3
social media 3

Important Words

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  22. parochialism
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  25. political
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  32. thinking
  33. world