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From the Ted Talk "Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help"

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Open Cloze

Now, if we want better buildings for dying, then we have to talk about it, but because we find the subject of death uncomfortable, we don't talk about it, and we don't ________ how we as a _______ approach death. One of the things that _________ me most in my research, though, is how changeable attitudes actually are. This is the first ___________ in the U.K., which was built in Woking in the 1870s. And when this was first built, there were ________ in the local village. Cremation wasn't socially acceptable, and 99.8 percent of people got buried. And yet, only a hundred years later, three quarters of us get cremated. People are actually really open to changing things if they're given the ______ to talk about them.

Solution

  1. protests
  2. question
  3. crematorium
  4. society
  5. chance
  6. surprised

Original Text

Now, if we want better buildings for dying, then we have to talk about it, but because we find the subject of death uncomfortable, we don't talk about it, and we don't question how we as a society approach death. One of the things that surprised me most in my research, though, is how changeable attitudes actually are. This is the first crematorium in the U.K., which was built in Woking in the 1870s. And when this was first built, there were protests in the local village. Cremation wasn't socially acceptable, and 99.8 percent of people got buried. And yet, only a hundred years later, three quarters of us get cremated. People are actually really open to changing things if they're given the chance to talk about them.

Important Words

  1. acceptable
  2. approach
  3. attitudes
  4. buildings
  5. built
  6. buried
  7. chance
  8. changeable
  9. changing
  10. cremated
  11. cremation
  12. crematorium
  13. death
  14. dying
  15. find
  16. local
  17. open
  18. people
  19. percent
  20. protests
  21. quarters
  22. question
  23. research
  24. socially
  25. society
  26. subject
  27. surprised
  28. talk
  29. uncomfortable
  30. village
  31. woking
  32. years