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

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Or if you take Eglantyne Jebb, the woman who created Save the Children 90 years ago. She was so appalled by what was hpniepang in Austria as a result of the First World War and what was happening to children who were part of the deaetefd families of aitsrua, that in Britain she wanted to take action, but she had to go house to house, lafeelt to leaflet, to get people to attend a rlaly in the Royal abrlet Hall that eventually gave birth to Save the Children, an international ogtnaiarzion that is now fully recognized as one of the great institutions in our land and in the world. But what more could she have done if she’d had the modern means of communications available to her to create a sense that the iujscinte that people saw had to be acted upon immediately?

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Or if you take Eglantyne Jebb, the woman who created Save the Children 90 years ago. She was so appalled by what was _________ in Austria as a result of the First World War and what was happening to children who were part of the ________ families of _______, that in Britain she wanted to take action, but she had to go house to house, _______ to leaflet, to get people to attend a _____ in the Royal ______ Hall that eventually gave birth to Save the Children, an international ____________ that is now fully recognized as one of the great institutions in our land and in the world. But what more could she have done if she’d had the modern means of communications available to her to create a sense that the _________ that people saw had to be acted upon immediately?

Solution

  1. rally
  2. injustice
  3. leaflet
  4. organization
  5. austria
  6. albert
  7. defeated
  8. happening

Original Text

Or if you take Eglantyne Jebb, the woman who created Save the Children 90 years ago. She was so appalled by what was happening in Austria as a result of the First World War and what was happening to children who were part of the defeated families of Austria, that in Britain she wanted to take action, but she had to go house to house, leaflet to leaflet, to get people to attend a rally in the Royal Albert Hall that eventually gave birth to Save the Children, an international organization that is now fully recognized as one of the great institutions in our land and in the world. But what more could she have done if she’d had the modern means of communications available to her to create a sense that the injustice that people saw had to be acted upon immediately?

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