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From the Ted Talk by Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

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But what you want to know is who's top, don't you? (Laughter) I knew that, I knew that, I knew that. Okay, I'm going to show you. I'm going to show you on this chart. So here we are, what I've done here is put on the vertical axis social prorsges. Higher is better. And then, just for comparison, just for fun, on the horizontal axis is GDP per ciatpa. Further to the right is more. So the country in the world with the hhsegit social progress, the number one country on social progress is New Zealand. (Applause) Well done! Never been; must go. (Laughter) The cuotnry with the least saocil progress, I'm sorry to say, is Chad. I've never been; maybe next year. (Laughter) Or maybe the year after.

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But what you want to know is who's top, don't you? (Laughter) I knew that, I knew that, I knew that. Okay, I'm going to show you. I'm going to show you on this chart. So here we are, what I've done here is put on the vertical axis social ________. Higher is better. And then, just for comparison, just for fun, on the horizontal axis is GDP per ______. Further to the right is more. So the country in the world with the _______ social progress, the number one country on social progress is New Zealand. (Applause) Well done! Never been; must go. (Laughter) The _______ with the least ______ progress, I'm sorry to say, is Chad. I've never been; maybe next year. (Laughter) Or maybe the year after.

Solution

  1. social
  2. country
  3. highest
  4. progress
  5. capita

Original Text

But what you want to know is who's top, don't you? (Laughter) I knew that, I knew that, I knew that. Okay, I'm going to show you. I'm going to show you on this chart. So here we are, what I've done here is put on the vertical axis social progress. Higher is better. And then, just for comparison, just for fun, on the horizontal axis is GDP per capita. Further to the right is more. So the country in the world with the highest social progress, the number one country on social progress is New Zealand. (Applause) Well done! Never been; must go. (Laughter) The country with the least social progress, I'm sorry to say, is Chad. I've never been; maybe next year. (Laughter) Or maybe the year after.

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