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From the Ted Talk by Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power

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Well, this problem, this clhgnalee, is a thing that we must now confront, and I believe that when you have this kind of deeginesgnmat, this willful ignorance, it becomes both a cause and a cnneecoquse of this concentration of opportunity of wealth and clout that I was dnscebriig a moment ago, this profound civic inequality. This is why it is so important in our time right now to reimagine civics as the teaching of power. Perhaps it's never been more inrpmtaot at any time in our lifetimes. If people don't learn power, people don't wake up, and if they don't wake up, they get left out.

Open Cloze

Well, this problem, this _________, is a thing that we must now confront, and I believe that when you have this kind of _____________, this willful ignorance, it becomes both a cause and a ___________ of this concentration of opportunity of wealth and clout that I was __________ a moment ago, this profound civic inequality. This is why it is so important in our time right now to reimagine civics as the teaching of power. Perhaps it's never been more _________ at any time in our lifetimes. If people don't learn power, people don't wake up, and if they don't wake up, they get left out.

Solution

  1. challenge
  2. disengagement
  3. important
  4. consequence
  5. describing

Original Text

Well, this problem, this challenge, is a thing that we must now confront, and I believe that when you have this kind of disengagement, this willful ignorance, it becomes both a cause and a consequence of this concentration of opportunity of wealth and clout that I was describing a moment ago, this profound civic inequality. This is why it is so important in our time right now to reimagine civics as the teaching of power. Perhaps it's never been more important at any time in our lifetimes. If people don't learn power, people don't wake up, and if they don't wake up, they get left out.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. challenge
  2. civic
  3. civics
  4. clout
  5. concentration
  6. confront
  7. consequence
  8. describing
  9. disengagement
  10. ignorance
  11. important
  12. inequality
  13. kind
  14. learn
  15. left
  16. lifetimes
  17. moment
  18. opportunity
  19. people
  20. power
  21. problem
  22. profound
  23. reimagine
  24. teaching
  25. time
  26. wake
  27. wealth
  28. willful