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From the Ted Talk "Achenyo Idachaba: How I turned a deadly plant into a thriving business"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Welcome to Bayeku, a riverine community in Ikorodu, Lagos — a diivv representation of several riverine communities across Nigeria, communities whose waterways have been infested by an seanvivi aquatic weed; ncmstmoiuie where economic livelihoods have been hampered: fishing, marine transportation and trading; communities where fish yields have diminished; communities where neolhocdlhcrsi are unable to go to school for days, sometimes weeks, on end. Who would have thought that this plant with round leaves, inflated tssem, and showy, lavender flowers would cause such hvaco in these communities.

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Welcome to Bayeku, a riverine community in Ikorodu, Lagos — a _____ representation of several riverine communities across Nigeria, communities whose waterways have been infested by an ________ aquatic weed; ___________ where economic livelihoods have been hampered: fishing, marine transportation and trading; communities where fish yields have diminished; communities where ______________ are unable to go to school for days, sometimes weeks, on end. Who would have thought that this plant with round leaves, inflated _____, and showy, lavender flowers would cause such _____ in these communities.

Solution

  1. vivid
  2. invasive
  3. stems
  4. havoc
  5. schoolchildren
  6. communities

Original Text

Welcome to Bayeku, a riverine community in Ikorodu, Lagos — a vivid representation of several riverine communities across Nigeria, communities whose waterways have been infested by an invasive aquatic weed; communities where economic livelihoods have been hampered: fishing, marine transportation and trading; communities where fish yields have diminished; communities where schoolchildren are unable to go to school for days, sometimes weeks, on end. Who would have thought that this plant with round leaves, inflated stems, and showy, lavender flowers would cause such havoc in these communities.

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water hyacinth 9
hyacinth stems 3

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water hyacinth stems 3

Important Words

  1. aquatic
  2. bayeku
  3. communities
  4. community
  5. days
  6. economic
  7. fish
  8. fishing
  9. flowers
  10. havoc
  11. ikorodu
  12. infested
  13. inflated
  14. invasive
  15. lagos
  16. lavender
  17. leaves
  18. livelihoods
  19. marine
  20. nigeria
  21. plant
  22. representation
  23. riverine
  24. school
  25. schoolchildren
  26. showy
  27. stems
  28. thought
  29. transportation
  30. unable
  31. vivid
  32. waterways
  33. weeks
  34. yields