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From the Ted Talk "Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay ... and community"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So now, I suppose, I don't need to explain to you how great a privilege it is for me to be standing before you today. From Gando, my home village in akurinb Faso, to Berlin in Germany to become an architect is a big, big step. But what to do with this privilege? Since I was a udetstn, I wanted to onep up better opportunities to other kids in Gando. I just taewdn to use my skills and build a oloshc. But how do you do it when you're still a student and you don't have money? Oh yes, I started to make drawings and asked for meoyn. Fundraising was not an easy task. I even asked my eatasmscsl to spend less money on coffee and cigarettes, but to sponsor my school project. In real wonder, two years later, I was able to cleoltc 50,000 U.S. dollars.

Open Cloze

So now, I suppose, I don't need to explain to you how great a privilege it is for me to be standing before you today. From Gando, my home village in _______ Faso, to Berlin in Germany to become an architect is a big, big step. But what to do with this privilege? Since I was a _______, I wanted to ____ up better opportunities to other kids in Gando. I just ______ to use my skills and build a ______. But how do you do it when you're still a student and you don't have money? Oh yes, I started to make drawings and asked for _____. Fundraising was not an easy task. I even asked my __________ to spend less money on coffee and cigarettes, but to sponsor my school project. In real wonder, two years later, I was able to _______ 50,000 U.S. dollars.

Solution

  1. school
  2. classmates
  3. burkina
  4. money
  5. collect
  6. student
  7. wanted
  8. open

Original Text

So now, I suppose, I don't need to explain to you how great a privilege it is for me to be standing before you today. From Gando, my home village in Burkina Faso, to Berlin in Germany to become an architect is a big, big step. But what to do with this privilege? Since I was a student, I wanted to open up better opportunities to other kids in Gando. I just wanted to use my skills and build a school. But how do you do it when you're still a student and you don't have money? Oh yes, I started to make drawings and asked for money. Fundraising was not an easy task. I even asked my classmates to spend less money on coffee and cigarettes, but to sponsor my school project. In real wonder, two years later, I was able to collect 50,000 U.S. dollars.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
burkina faso 5
earn money 3

Important Words

  1. architect
  2. asked
  3. berlin
  4. big
  5. build
  6. burkina
  7. cigarettes
  8. classmates
  9. coffee
  10. collect
  11. dollars
  12. drawings
  13. easy
  14. explain
  15. faso
  16. fundraising
  17. gando
  18. germany
  19. great
  20. home
  21. kids
  22. money
  23. open
  24. opportunities
  25. privilege
  26. project
  27. real
  28. school
  29. skills
  30. spend
  31. sponsor
  32. standing
  33. started
  34. step
  35. student
  36. suppose
  37. task
  38. today
  39. village
  40. wanted
  41. years