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From the Ted Talk by Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Like I said, Shanghai and Copenhagen are both port cities, but in Copenhagen the water has gotten so clean that you can actually swim in it. One of the first projects we ever did was the harbor bath in copegaenhn, sort of continuing the public realm into the water. So we thought that these expos quite often have a lot of state financed propaganda, imgaes, sntteatmes, but no real experience. So just like with a bike, we don't talk about it. You can try it. Like with the water, instead of talking about it, we're going to sail a million lirtes of hraobr water from Copenhagen to Shanghai, so the csihnee who have the courage can actually dive in and feel how clean it is.

Open Cloze

Like I said, Shanghai and Copenhagen are both port cities, but in Copenhagen the water has gotten so clean that you can actually swim in it. One of the first projects we ever did was the harbor bath in __________, sort of continuing the public realm into the water. So we thought that these expos quite often have a lot of state financed propaganda, ______, __________, but no real experience. So just like with a bike, we don't talk about it. You can try it. Like with the water, instead of talking about it, we're going to sail a million ______ of ______ water from Copenhagen to Shanghai, so the _______ who have the courage can actually dive in and feel how clean it is.

Solution

  1. liters
  2. statements
  3. chinese
  4. images
  5. harbor
  6. copenhagen

Original Text

Like I said, Shanghai and Copenhagen are both port cities, but in Copenhagen the water has gotten so clean that you can actually swim in it. One of the first projects we ever did was the harbor bath in Copenhagen, sort of continuing the public realm into the water. So we thought that these expos quite often have a lot of state financed propaganda, images, statements, but no real experience. So just like with a bike, we don't talk about it. You can try it. Like with the water, instead of talking about it, we're going to sail a million liters of harbor water from Copenhagen to Shanghai, so the Chinese who have the courage can actually dive in and feel how clean it is.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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