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"From the Ted Talk by Daniel Libeskind: 17 words of architectural inspiration"

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arecithructe is not based on ctercone and steel and the elements of the soil. It's based on wonder. And that wonder is really what has created the greatest cities, the gaesertt spaces that we have had. And I think that is indeed what architecture is. It is a story. By the way, it is a story that is told through its hard materials. But it is a story of effort and struggle against improbabilities. If you think of the garet buildings, of the cathedrals, of the temples, of the pyramids, of padaogs, of cities in India and beyond, you think of how incredible this is that that was realized not by some abstract idea, but by people.

Open Cloze

____________ is not based on ________ and steel and the elements of the soil. It's based on wonder. And that wonder is really what has created the greatest cities, the ________ spaces that we have had. And I think that is indeed what architecture is. It is a story. By the way, it is a story that is told through its hard materials. But it is a story of effort and struggle against improbabilities. If you think of the _____ buildings, of the cathedrals, of the temples, of the pyramids, of _______, of cities in India and beyond, you think of how incredible this is that that was realized not by some abstract idea, but by people.

Solution

  1. greatest
  2. great
  3. pagodas
  4. architecture
  5. concrete

Original Text

Architecture is not based on concrete and steel and the elements of the soil. It's based on wonder. And that wonder is really what has created the greatest cities, the greatest spaces that we have had. And I think that is indeed what architecture is. It is a story. By the way, it is a story that is told through its hard materials. But it is a story of effort and struggle against improbabilities. If you think of the great buildings, of the cathedrals, of the temples, of the pyramids, of pagodas, of cities in India and beyond, you think of how incredible this is that that was realized not by some abstract idea, but by people.

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Important Words

  1. abstract
  2. architecture
  3. based
  4. buildings
  5. cathedrals
  6. cities
  7. concrete
  8. created
  9. effort
  10. elements
  11. great
  12. greatest
  13. hard
  14. idea
  15. improbabilities
  16. incredible
  17. india
  18. materials
  19. pagodas
  20. people
  21. pyramids
  22. realized
  23. soil
  24. spaces
  25. steel
  26. story
  27. struggle
  28. temples
  29. told