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From the Ted Talk by Ronald Rael: An architect's subversive reimagining of the US-Mexico border wall

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like if the wall cut through a house. Remember those disparities between wetalh and poverty? On the right is the aargvee size of a house in El Paso, Texas, and on the left is the average size of a house in Juarez. And here, the wall cuts directly through the kitchen tlabe. And here, the wall cuts through the bed in the bedroom. Because I wanted to communicate how the wall is not only dividing places, it's diindvig people, it's dividing families. And the unfortunate politics of the wall is today, it is dividing children from their parents.

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And I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like if the wall cut through a house. Remember those disparities between ______ and poverty? On the right is the _______ size of a house in El Paso, Texas, and on the left is the average size of a house in Juarez. And here, the wall cuts directly through the kitchen _____. And here, the wall cuts through the bed in the bedroom. Because I wanted to communicate how the wall is not only dividing places, it's ________ people, it's dividing families. And the unfortunate politics of the wall is today, it is dividing children from their parents.

Solution

  1. table
  2. average
  3. dividing
  4. wealth

Original Text

And I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like if the wall cut through a house. Remember those disparities between wealth and poverty? On the right is the average size of a house in El Paso, Texas, and on the left is the average size of a house in Juarez. And here, the wall cuts directly through the kitchen table. And here, the wall cuts through the bed in the bedroom. Because I wanted to communicate how the wall is not only dividing places, it's dividing people, it's dividing families. And the unfortunate politics of the wall is today, it is dividing children from their parents.

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Important Words

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