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From the Ted Talk by Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What has the War on Drugs done to the world? Look at the murder and mayhem in Mexico, Central America, so many other parts of the planet, the gloabl black maekrt estimated at 300 billion dollars a year, prisons packed in the United States and elsewhere, piolce and military dawrn into an unwinnable war that violates biasc rights, and odirnray citizens just hope they don't get caught in the crossfire, and meanwhile, more people using more drugs than ever. It's my country's history with alcohol prohibition and Al Capone, times 50.

Open Cloze

What has the War on Drugs done to the world? Look at the murder and mayhem in Mexico, Central America, so many other parts of the planet, the ______ black ______ estimated at 300 billion dollars a year, prisons packed in the United States and elsewhere, ______ and military _____ into an unwinnable war that violates _____ rights, and ________ citizens just hope they don't get caught in the crossfire, and meanwhile, more people using more drugs than ever. It's my country's history with alcohol prohibition and Al Capone, times 50.

Solution

  1. global
  2. ordinary
  3. market
  4. drawn
  5. basic
  6. police

Original Text

What has the War on Drugs done to the world? Look at the murder and mayhem in Mexico, Central America, so many other parts of the planet, the global black market estimated at 300 billion dollars a year, prisons packed in the United States and elsewhere, police and military drawn into an unwinnable war that violates basic rights, and ordinary citizens just hope they don't get caught in the crossfire, and meanwhile, more people using more drugs than ever. It's my country's history with alcohol prohibition and Al Capone, times 50.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
global drug war 2

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