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From the Ted Talk by Paul Romer: Why the world needs charter cities

Unscramble the Blue Letters

One of the znoes next to Hong Kong has a city caelld Shenzhen. In that city there is a tnsiewaae firm that made the iPhone that many of you have, and they made it with labor from Chinese who moved there to Shenzhen. So after the four special zones, there were 14 coastal cteis that were open in the same sense, and eventually demonstrated successes in these places that people could opt in to, that they flocked to because of the advantages they oeeffrd. Demonstrated successes there led to a consensus for a move toward the market mdoel for the entire economy.

Open Cloze

One of the _____ next to Hong Kong has a city ______ Shenzhen. In that city there is a _________ firm that made the iPhone that many of you have, and they made it with labor from Chinese who moved there to Shenzhen. So after the four special zones, there were 14 coastal _____ that were open in the same sense, and eventually demonstrated successes in these places that people could opt in to, that they flocked to because of the advantages they _______. Demonstrated successes there led to a consensus for a move toward the market _____ for the entire economy.

Solution

  1. offered
  2. zones
  3. called
  4. model
  5. cites
  6. taiwanese

Original Text

One of the zones next to Hong Kong has a city called Shenzhen. In that city there is a Taiwanese firm that made the iPhone that many of you have, and they made it with labor from Chinese who moved there to Shenzhen. So after the four special zones, there were 14 coastal cites that were open in the same sense, and eventually demonstrated successes in these places that people could opt in to, that they flocked to because of the advantages they offered. Demonstrated successes there led to a consensus for a move toward the market model for the entire economy.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
hong kong 8
north korea 3
united states 3
deng xiaoping 3
good rules 3
find ways 2
changing rules 2
developing newer 2
average income 2
market model 2
demonstrated successes 2
credible promises 2
partner nation 2
arable land 2
share ideas 2

Important Words

  1. advantages
  2. called
  3. chinese
  4. cites
  5. city
  6. coastal
  7. consensus
  8. demonstrated
  9. economy
  10. entire
  11. eventually
  12. firm
  13. flocked
  14. hong
  15. iphone
  16. kong
  17. labor
  18. led
  19. market
  20. model
  21. move
  22. moved
  23. offered
  24. open
  25. opt
  26. people
  27. places
  28. sense
  29. shenzhen
  30. special
  31. successes
  32. taiwanese
  33. zones