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"From the Ted Talk by Lana Mazahreh: 3 thoughtful ways to conserve water"

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In mrcah 2017, the mayor of Cape Town officially declared Cape Town a local disaster, as it had less than four mthnos left of usable water. Residents were restricted to 100 lertis of water per person, per day. But what does that really mean? With 100 liters of water per day, you can take a five-minute shower, wash your face twice and probably flsuh the toilet about five times. You still didn't brush your teeth, you didn't do laundry, and you definitely didn't water your pnalts. You, unfortunately, didn't wash your hands after those five teloit flushes. And you didn't even take a sip of water. The mayor described this as that it mneas a new relationship with water.

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In _____ 2017, the mayor of Cape Town officially declared Cape Town a local disaster, as it had less than four ______ left of usable water. Residents were restricted to 100 ______ of water per person, per day. But what does that really mean? With 100 liters of water per day, you can take a five-minute shower, wash your face twice and probably _____ the toilet about five times. You still didn't brush your teeth, you didn't do laundry, and you definitely didn't water your ______. You, unfortunately, didn't wash your hands after those five ______ flushes. And you didn't even take a sip of water. The mayor described this as that it _____ a new relationship with water.

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  1. toilet
  2. liters
  3. means
  4. flush
  5. plants
  6. months
  7. march

Original Text

In March 2017, the mayor of Cape Town officially declared Cape Town a local disaster, as it had less than four months left of usable water. Residents were restricted to 100 liters of water per person, per day. But what does that really mean? With 100 liters of water per day, you can take a five-minute shower, wash your face twice and probably flush the toilet about five times. You still didn't brush your teeth, you didn't do laundry, and you definitely didn't water your plants. You, unfortunately, didn't wash your hands after those five toilet flushes. And you didn't even take a sip of water. The mayor described this as that it means a new relationship with water.

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