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From the Ted Talk "Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is the BRCK. It sact as a backup to the etirtnen so that, when the power goes out, it ifals over and connects to the nearest GSM tnwekor. Mobile connectivity in Africa is pervasive. It's actually everywhere. Most towns at least have a 3G connection. So why don't we leverage that? And that's why we built this. The other reason that we built this is when electricity goes down, this has eight hours of battery left, so you can continue working, you can continue being productive, and let's just say you are less stressed. And for rural easra, it can be the primary means of connection.

Open Cloze

This is the BRCK. It ____ as a backup to the ________ so that, when the power goes out, it _____ over and connects to the nearest GSM _______. Mobile connectivity in Africa is pervasive. It's actually everywhere. Most towns at least have a 3G connection. So why don't we leverage that? And that's why we built this. The other reason that we built this is when electricity goes down, this has eight hours of battery left, so you can continue working, you can continue being productive, and let's just say you are less stressed. And for rural _____, it can be the primary means of connection.

Solution

  1. fails
  2. acts
  3. internet
  4. network
  5. areas

Original Text

This is the BRCK. It acts as a backup to the Internet so that, when the power goes out, it fails over and connects to the nearest GSM network. Mobile connectivity in Africa is pervasive. It's actually everywhere. Most towns at least have a 3G connection. So why don't we leverage that? And that's why we built this. The other reason that we built this is when electricity goes down, this has eight hours of battery left, so you can continue working, you can continue being productive, and let's just say you are less stressed. And for rural areas, it can be the primary means of connection.

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Important Words

  1. acts
  2. africa
  3. areas
  4. backup
  5. battery
  6. brck
  7. built
  8. connection
  9. connectivity
  10. connects
  11. continue
  12. electricity
  13. fails
  14. gsm
  15. hours
  16. internet
  17. left
  18. leverage
  19. means
  20. mobile
  21. nearest
  22. network
  23. pervasive
  24. power
  25. primary
  26. productive
  27. reason
  28. rural
  29. stressed
  30. towns
  31. working