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The gap-fill exercise comes from the introduction at the beginning of the video.
Fill the gaps:
In 1950, the world’s population was around ______ billion. It more than doubled ______ the next 50 years. In the mid-80’s, the ______ ______ slowed. By 2050, the world’s population is ______ to stabilise at around 9 billion. According to the UN’s population division, between 2010 and 2015, around half of the world’s people will live in countries with fertility ______ of no more than 2.1, the replacement ______ of fertility.
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