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From the Ted Talk by William McDonough: Cradle to cradle design

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, we're looking at the same ciirerta as most people — you know, can I afford it? Does it work? Do I like it? We're adding the jiafroenefsn agenda, and I come from Charlottesville, where I've had the privilege of living in a house designed by Thomas Jefferson. We're adding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Now if we look at the word "competition," I'm sure most of you've used it. You know, most people don't rzaelie it comes from the liatn competere, which maens svirte together. It means the way Olympic athletes train with each other. They get fit together, and then they compete. The wlmaliis sisters compete — one wins Wimbledon. So we've been looking at the idea of competition as a way of cooperating in order to get fit together. And the Chinese government has now — I work with the Chinese government now — has taken this up. We're also looking at survival of the fittest, not in just competition tmres in our mrdoen context of destroy the other or beat them to the ground, but really to fit together and build niches and have growth that is good.

Open Cloze

So, we're looking at the same ________ as most people — you know, can I afford it? Does it work? Do I like it? We're adding the ____________ agenda, and I come from Charlottesville, where I've had the privilege of living in a house designed by Thomas Jefferson. We're adding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Now if we look at the word "competition," I'm sure most of you've used it. You know, most people don't _______ it comes from the _____ competere, which _____ ______ together. It means the way Olympic athletes train with each other. They get fit together, and then they compete. The ________ sisters compete — one wins Wimbledon. So we've been looking at the idea of competition as a way of cooperating in order to get fit together. And the Chinese government has now — I work with the Chinese government now — has taken this up. We're also looking at survival of the fittest, not in just competition _____ in our ______ context of destroy the other or beat them to the ground, but really to fit together and build niches and have growth that is good.

Solution

  1. realize
  2. terms
  3. williams
  4. latin
  5. means
  6. criteria
  7. strive
  8. modern
  9. jeffersonian

Original Text

So, we're looking at the same criteria as most people — you know, can I afford it? Does it work? Do I like it? We're adding the Jeffersonian agenda, and I come from Charlottesville, where I've had the privilege of living in a house designed by Thomas Jefferson. We're adding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Now if we look at the word "competition," I'm sure most of you've used it. You know, most people don't realize it comes from the Latin competere, which means strive together. It means the way Olympic athletes train with each other. They get fit together, and then they compete. The Williams sisters compete — one wins Wimbledon. So we've been looking at the idea of competition as a way of cooperating in order to get fit together. And the Chinese government has now — I work with the Chinese government now — has taken this up. We're also looking at survival of the fittest, not in just competition terms in our modern context of destroy the other or beat them to the ground, but really to fit together and build niches and have growth that is good.

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Important Words

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