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From the Ted Talk by Candy Chang: Before I die I want to ...

Unscramble the Blue Letters

There are a lot of ways the people around us can help ivmrpoe our lives. We don't bump into every neighbor, so a lot of wisdom never gets pessad on, though we do shrae the same public spaces.
So over the past few years, I've tried ways to share more with my nrghobies in public space, using simple tools like stickers, stencils and chalk. And these pjorcets came from questions I had, like: How much are my neighbors panyig for their apartments?.
How can we lend and borrow more things, without knocking on each other's doors at a bad time? How can we share more memories of our abandoned buildings, and gain a better understanding of our landscape? How can we share more of our hopes for our vacant storefronts, so our communities can reflect our needs and darmes today?.

Open Cloze

There are a lot of ways the people around us can help _______ our lives. We don't bump into every neighbor, so a lot of wisdom never gets ______ on, though we do _____ the same public spaces.
So over the past few years, I've tried ways to share more with my _________ in public space, using simple tools like stickers, stencils and chalk. And these ________ came from questions I had, like: How much are my neighbors ______ for their apartments?.
How can we lend and borrow more things, without knocking on each other's doors at a bad time? How can we share more memories of our abandoned buildings, and gain a better understanding of our landscape? How can we share more of our hopes for our vacant storefronts, so our communities can reflect our needs and ______ today?.

Solution

  1. neighbors
  2. improve
  3. projects
  4. paying
  5. share
  6. passed
  7. dreams

Original Text

There are a lot of ways the people around us can help improve our lives. We don't bump into every neighbor, so a lot of wisdom never gets passed on, though we do share the same public spaces.
So over the past few years, I've tried ways to share more with my neighbors in public space, using simple tools like stickers, stencils and chalk. And these projects came from questions I had, like: How much are my neighbors paying for their apartments?.
How can we lend and borrow more things, without knocking on each other's doors at a bad time? How can we share more memories of our abandoned buildings, and gain a better understanding of our landscape? How can we share more of our hopes for our vacant storefronts, so our communities can reflect our needs and dreams today?.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. abandoned
  2. apartments
  3. bad
  4. borrow
  5. buildings
  6. bump
  7. chalk
  8. communities
  9. doors
  10. dreams
  11. gain
  12. hopes
  13. improve
  14. knocking
  15. landscape
  16. lend
  17. lives
  18. lot
  19. memories
  20. neighbor
  21. neighbors
  22. passed
  23. paying
  24. people
  25. projects
  26. public
  27. questions
  28. reflect
  29. share
  30. simple
  31. space
  32. spaces
  33. stencils
  34. stickers
  35. storefronts
  36. time
  37. today
  38. tools
  39. understanding
  40. vacant
  41. ways
  42. wisdom
  43. years