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Climate [activist / activism] Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old from Sweden [won / beat] New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong democracy protestors to win the award. Ms Thunberg [shooting / shot] to fame in 2018 for raising people's awareness of the [threat / treat] to the planet from climate change. She started a global movement [when / which] she decided to go on a climate [strike / hit] outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018. Schoolchildren around [a / the] world then followed her example. She has [since / then] addressed the United Nations in New York and has met the Pope. After [hearing / listening] about the award, she tweeted: "Wow, this is unbelievable! I will [sharing / share] this great honour."

Greta Thunberg is the youngest person ever to [receive / receipt] the award. TIME magazine wrote about [what / why] it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded in [creation / creating] a global attitudinal shift" [in / on] getting millions of people to [joint / join] a "worldwide movement calling for urgent change". It added: "Greta has offered a moral call to [them / those] who are willing to act, and put [shame / sham] on those who are not." Not everyone [are / is] happy with Ms Thunberg receiving the award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a teenager "as a marketing gimmick". In [contrast / contrasted] , Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's done to raise awareness of the climate [crisis / critical] , and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths."

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