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From the Ted Talk "Candy Chang: Before I die I want to ..."

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There are a lot of ways the people around us can help improve our lives. We don't bump into every neighbor, so a lot of wisdom never gets eadpss on, though we do share the same public spaces. So over the past few years, I've tried awsy to share more with my neighbors in clpibu paesc, using simple tools like stickers, tincssel and ckahl. And these projects came from questions I had, like: How much are my neighbors paying for their apartments?. How can we lend and borrow more things, without knocking on each other's doors at a bad tiem? How can we share more memories of our abandoned buildings, and iagn a better understanding of our landscape? How can we share more of our hopes for our vacant storefronts, so our communities can reflect our needs and dreams today?.

Open Cloze

There are a lot of ways the people around us can help improve our lives. We don't bump into every neighbor, so a lot of wisdom never gets ______ on, though we do share the same public spaces. So over the past few years, I've tried ____ to share more with my neighbors in ______ _____, using simple tools like stickers, ________ and _____. And these projects came from questions I had, like: How much are my neighbors paying for their apartments?. How can we lend and borrow more things, without knocking on each other's doors at a bad ____? How can we share more memories of our abandoned buildings, and ____ a better understanding of our landscape? How can we share more of our hopes for our vacant storefronts, so our communities can reflect our needs and dreams today?.

Solution

  1. space
  2. ways
  3. time
  4. chalk
  5. gain
  6. passed
  7. stencils
  8. public

Original Text

There are a lot of ways the people around us can help improve our lives. We don't bump into every neighbor, so a lot of wisdom never gets passed on, though we do share the same public spaces. So over the past few years, I've tried ways to share more with my neighbors in public space, using simple tools like stickers, stencils and chalk. And these projects came from questions I had, like: How much are my neighbors paying for their apartments?. How can we lend and borrow more things, without knocking on each other's doors at a bad time? How can we share more memories of our abandoned buildings, and gain a better understanding of our landscape? How can we share more of our hopes for our vacant storefronts, so our communities can reflect our needs and dreams today?.

Important Words

  1. abandoned
  2. apartments
  3. bad
  4. borrow
  5. buildings
  6. bump
  7. chalk
  8. communities
  9. doors
  10. dreams
  11. gain
  12. hopes
  13. improve
  14. knocking
  15. landscape
  16. lend
  17. lives
  18. lot
  19. memories
  20. neighbor
  21. neighbors
  22. passed
  23. paying
  24. people
  25. projects
  26. public
  27. questions
  28. reflect
  29. share
  30. simple
  31. space
  32. spaces
  33. stencils
  34. stickers
  35. storefronts
  36. time
  37. today
  38. tools
  39. understanding
  40. vacant
  41. ways
  42. wisdom
  43. years