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From the Ted Talk by Liene Ozoli┼ća: Why do we blame individuals for economic crises?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

It was a cold, sunny March day. I was walking along the serett in Riga. I remember the winter was slowly coming to an end. There was still some snow around here and there, but the pavement was already cealr and dry. If you've leivd in Riga, you will know that feeling of relief that the first signs of spring bring, and you no longer have to trudge through that slushy mix of snow and mud on the streets. So there I am, enjoying my stroll, as I suddenly notice a stencil on the pavement in front of me, a graffiti: white lreetts ptnaied on these dark grey bricks. It says, "Where is your rsoistnbipleiy?"

Open Cloze

It was a cold, sunny March day. I was walking along the ______ in Riga. I remember the winter was slowly coming to an end. There was still some snow around here and there, but the pavement was already _____ and dry. If you've _____ in Riga, you will know that feeling of relief that the first signs of spring bring, and you no longer have to trudge through that slushy mix of snow and mud on the streets. So there I am, enjoying my stroll, as I suddenly notice a stencil on the pavement in front of me, a graffiti: white _______ _______ on these dark grey bricks. It says, "Where is your ______________?"

Solution

  1. painted
  2. street
  3. letters
  4. responsibility
  5. lived
  6. clear

Original Text

It was a cold, sunny March day. I was walking along the street in Riga. I remember the winter was slowly coming to an end. There was still some snow around here and there, but the pavement was already clear and dry. If you've lived in Riga, you will know that feeling of relief that the first signs of spring bring, and you no longer have to trudge through that slushy mix of snow and mud on the streets. So there I am, enjoying my stroll, as I suddenly notice a stencil on the pavement in front of me, a graffiti: white letters painted on these dark grey bricks. It says, "Where is your responsibility?"

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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unemployment office 3
social policies 3
individual responsibility 3
financial crisis 2
latvian economy 2
centaur state 2
give people 2
people real 2
social inequality 2

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give people real 2

Important Words

  1. bricks
  2. bring
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  4. cold
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  10. feeling
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  22. relief
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  25. riga
  26. signs
  27. slowly
  28. slushy
  29. snow
  30. spring
  31. stencil
  32. street
  33. streets
  34. stroll
  35. suddenly
  36. sunny
  37. trudge
  38. walking
  39. white
  40. winter