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From the Ted Talk "Anna Heringer: The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What about the economic sustainability? When we built the school, I practically dvlie on the construction site, and in the evening, I used to go with the errswko to the market, and I could see how they pents their money. And they would buy the vegetables from their neighbors, they would get a new irtcahu or a new blouse from the tailor. And because the main part of the building budget was spent on craftsmanship, the school wasn't just a building, it became a real catalyst for llcao development, and that made me happy. If I had designed the school in cement and steel, this money would have been exported and ostl for those families.

Open Cloze

What about the economic sustainability? When we built the school, I practically _____ on the construction site, and in the evening, I used to go with the _______ to the market, and I could see how they _____ their money. And they would buy the vegetables from their neighbors, they would get a new _______ or a new blouse from the tailor. And because the main part of the building budget was spent on craftsmanship, the school wasn't just a building, it became a real catalyst for _____ development, and that made me happy. If I had designed the school in cement and steel, this money would have been exported and ____ for those families.

Solution

  1. lived
  2. lost
  3. workers
  4. haircut
  5. spent
  6. local

Original Text

What about the economic sustainability? When we built the school, I practically lived on the construction site, and in the evening, I used to go with the workers to the market, and I could see how they spent their money. And they would buy the vegetables from their neighbors, they would get a new haircut or a new blouse from the tailor. And because the main part of the building budget was spent on craftsmanship, the school wasn't just a building, it became a real catalyst for local development, and that made me happy. If I had designed the school in cement and steel, this money would have been exported and lost for those families.

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collocation frequency
rammed earth 4
building materials 3

Important Words

  1. blouse
  2. budget
  3. building
  4. built
  5. buy
  6. catalyst
  7. cement
  8. construction
  9. craftsmanship
  10. designed
  11. development
  12. economic
  13. evening
  14. exported
  15. families
  16. haircut
  17. happy
  18. lived
  19. local
  20. lost
  21. main
  22. market
  23. money
  24. neighbors
  25. part
  26. practically
  27. real
  28. school
  29. site
  30. spent
  31. steel
  32. sustainability
  33. tailor
  34. vegetables
  35. workers