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From the Ted Talk "Fahad Al-Attiya: A country with no water"

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So going in, what was Qatar in the 1940s? We were about 11,000 people living here. There was no water. There was no reyegn, no oil, no csar, none of that. Most of the people who lived here either lived in coastal allisevg, fishing, or were dsonma who roamed around with the environment trying to find water. None of the uagrolm that you see today existed. No cities like you see today in Doha or Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Kuwait or Riyadh. It wasn't that they couldn't develop etcsii. Resources weren't there to develop them. And you can see that life expectancy was also short. Most people died around the age of 50.

Open Cloze

So going in, what was Qatar in the 1940s? We were about 11,000 people living here. There was no water. There was no ______, no oil, no ____, none of that. Most of the people who lived here either lived in coastal ________, fishing, or were ______ who roamed around with the environment trying to find water. None of the _______ that you see today existed. No cities like you see today in Doha or Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Kuwait or Riyadh. It wasn't that they couldn't develop ______. Resources weren't there to develop them. And you can see that life expectancy was also short. Most people died around the age of 50.

Solution

  1. nomads
  2. cars
  3. energy
  4. villages
  5. glamour
  6. cities

Original Text

So going in, what was Qatar in the 1940s? We were about 11,000 people living here. There was no water. There was no energy, no oil, no cars, none of that. Most of the people who lived here either lived in coastal villages, fishing, or were nomads who roamed around with the environment trying to find water. None of the glamour that you see today existed. No cities like you see today in Doha or Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Kuwait or Riyadh. It wasn't that they couldn't develop cities. Resources weren't there to develop them. And you can see that life expectancy was also short. Most people died around the age of 50.

Important Words

  1. abu
  2. age
  3. cars
  4. cities
  5. coastal
  6. develop
  7. dhabi
  8. died
  9. doha
  10. dubai
  11. energy
  12. environment
  13. existed
  14. expectancy
  15. find
  16. fishing
  17. glamour
  18. kuwait
  19. life
  20. lived
  21. living
  22. nomads
  23. oil
  24. people
  25. qatar
  26. resources
  27. riyadh
  28. roamed
  29. short
  30. today
  31. villages
  32. water