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From the Ted Talk "Daniel Schnitzer: Inventing is the easy part. Marketing takes work"

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The first time I ever went down to _____ was in August of 2008, sort of on a whim, and I was fielding _______ in the rural south of the country to assess the extent of energy poverty. And at night, I would go around sometimes and I would speak with the street vendors and see if they were interested in buying these solar LED lamps. One woman who I encountered turned down my offer, and she said, “Mon chéri, c'est trop Cher,” which _________ means, “My dear, it's too expensive.” But I tried to _______ to her, “Look, this is going to save you a lot of money, and it's going to ____ you even better light than what you're using now with the kerosene.” So I didn't make the sale, but I did learn a really important ______, which is that technology, products, were not going to end energy _______. Instead, access was going to.

Solution

  1. surveys
  2. give
  3. explain
  4. poverty
  5. basically
  6. lesson
  7. haiti

Original Text

The first time I ever went down to Haiti was in August of 2008, sort of on a whim, and I was fielding surveys in the rural south of the country to assess the extent of energy poverty. And at night, I would go around sometimes and I would speak with the street vendors and see if they were interested in buying these solar LED lamps. One woman who I encountered turned down my offer, and she said, “Mon chéri, c'est trop Cher,” which basically means, “My dear, it's too expensive.” But I tried to explain to her, “Look, this is going to save you a lot of money, and it's going to give you even better light than what you're using now with the kerosene.” So I didn't make the sale, but I did learn a really important lesson, which is that technology, products, were not going to end energy poverty. Instead, access was going to.

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energy poverty 9
clean energy 5
energy products 3

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clean energy products 3

Important Words

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