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"From the Ted Talk by Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now look at what’s happened in the last 10 years. In Philippines in 2001, President Estrada — a molliin people teextd each other about the corruption of that regime, eventually brought it down and it was, of course, called the "coup de text." (Laughter) Then you have in zbmabiwe the first election under Robert Mugabe a year ago. Because people were able to take mobile phone photographs of what was happening at the polling stations, it was impossible for that Premier to fix that etloecin in the way that he wanted to do. Or take Burma and the monks that were blogging out, a country that nobody knew anything about that was happening, until these bgols told the world that there was a repression, meaning that lvies were being lost and plopee were being persecuted and Aung San Suu Kyi, who is one of the geart prisoners of conscience of the world, had to be listened to. Then take Iran itself, and what people are doing today: following what happened to Neda, people who are preventing the security svicrees of Iran fidning those people who are blogging out of Iran, any by everybody who is blogging, changing their address to Tehran, Iran, and making it dflufciit for the security services.

Open Cloze

Now look at what’s happened in the last 10 years. In Philippines in 2001, President Estrada — a _______ people ______ each other about the corruption of that regime, eventually brought it down and it was, of course, called the "coup de text." (Laughter) Then you have in ________ the first election under Robert Mugabe a year ago. Because people were able to take mobile phone photographs of what was happening at the polling stations, it was impossible for that Premier to fix that ________ in the way that he wanted to do. Or take Burma and the monks that were blogging out, a country that nobody knew anything about that was happening, until these _____ told the world that there was a repression, meaning that _____ were being lost and ______ were being persecuted and Aung San Suu Kyi, who is one of the _____ prisoners of conscience of the world, had to be listened to. Then take Iran itself, and what people are doing today: following what happened to Neda, people who are preventing the security ________ of Iran _______ those people who are blogging out of Iran, any by everybody who is blogging, changing their address to Tehran, Iran, and making it _________ for the security services.

Solution

  1. election
  2. lives
  3. services
  4. great
  5. million
  6. difficult
  7. texted
  8. people
  9. finding
  10. zimbabwe
  11. blogs

Original Text

Now look at what’s happened in the last 10 years. In Philippines in 2001, President Estrada — a million people texted each other about the corruption of that regime, eventually brought it down and it was, of course, called the "coup de text." (Laughter) Then you have in Zimbabwe the first election under Robert Mugabe a year ago. Because people were able to take mobile phone photographs of what was happening at the polling stations, it was impossible for that Premier to fix that election in the way that he wanted to do. Or take Burma and the monks that were blogging out, a country that nobody knew anything about that was happening, until these blogs told the world that there was a repression, meaning that lives were being lost and people were being persecuted and Aung San Suu Kyi, who is one of the great prisoners of conscience of the world, had to be listened to. Then take Iran itself, and what people are doing today: following what happened to Neda, people who are preventing the security services of Iran finding those people who are blogging out of Iran, any by everybody who is blogging, changing their address to Tehran, Iran, and making it difficult for the security services.

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collocation frequency
global society 8
global ethic 6
nelson mandela 5
climate change 5
moral sense 4
ronald reagan 4
million people 4
pictures demonstrate 3
prime minister 3
modern means 3

Important Words

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  2. aung
  3. blogging
  4. blogs
  5. brought
  6. burma
  7. called
  8. changing
  9. conscience
  10. corruption
  11. country
  12. de
  13. difficult
  14. election
  15. estrada
  16. eventually
  17. finding
  18. fix
  19. great
  20. happened
  21. happening
  22. impossible
  23. iran
  24. knew
  25. kyi
  26. laughter
  27. listened
  28. lives
  29. lost
  30. making
  31. meaning
  32. million
  33. mobile
  34. monks
  35. mugabe
  36. neda
  37. people
  38. persecuted
  39. philippines
  40. phone
  41. photographs
  42. polling
  43. premier
  44. president
  45. preventing
  46. prisoners
  47. regime
  48. repression
  49. robert
  50. san
  51. security
  52. services
  53. stations
  54. suu
  55. tehran
  56. text
  57. texted
  58. told
  59. wanted
  60. world
  61. year
  62. years
  63. zimbabwe