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From the Ted Talk by Joe Madiath: Better toilets, better life

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So these people, without a single exception of a faimly in a village, decide to build a toilet, a bathing room. And for that, they come together, clelcot all the local materials — local materials like rubble, sand, aggregates, usually a government subsidy is available to meet at least part of the cost of external materials like cement, seetl, toilet commode. And they build a toilet and a bathing room. Also, all the uliesknld laborers, that is daily wage earners, mostly lseandls, are given an opportunity to be trained as masons and plumbers. So while these people are being trained, others are collecting the materials. And when both are ready, they build a toilet, a shower room, and of course also a water tower, an elevated water rrosevier. We use a system of two leach pits to treat the waste. From the toilet, the muck comes into the first lceah pit. And when it is full, it is blkcoed and it can go to the next. But we discovered that if you plant bnaana trees, papaya trees on the periphery of these leach pits, they grow very well because they suck up all the ninttuers and you get very tasty bnanaas, papayas. If any of you come to my place, I would be happy to share these bananas and papaays with you. So there you can see the completed toilets, the wtear towers.

Open Cloze

So these people, without a single exception of a ______ in a village, decide to build a toilet, a bathing room. And for that, they come together, _______ all the local materials — local materials like rubble, sand, aggregates, usually a government subsidy is available to meet at least part of the cost of external materials like cement, _____, toilet commode. And they build a toilet and a bathing room. Also, all the _________ laborers, that is daily wage earners, mostly ________, are given an opportunity to be trained as masons and plumbers. So while these people are being trained, others are collecting the materials. And when both are ready, they build a toilet, a shower room, and of course also a water tower, an elevated water _________. We use a system of two leach pits to treat the waste. From the toilet, the muck comes into the first _____ pit. And when it is full, it is _______ and it can go to the next. But we discovered that if you plant ______ trees, papaya trees on the periphery of these leach pits, they grow very well because they suck up all the _________ and you get very tasty _______, papayas. If any of you come to my place, I would be happy to share these bananas and _______ with you. So there you can see the completed toilets, the _____ towers.

Solution

  1. blocked
  2. reservoir
  3. nutrients
  4. papayas
  5. family
  6. water
  7. steel
  8. banana
  9. bananas
  10. collect
  11. unskilled
  12. landless
  13. leach

Original Text

So these people, without a single exception of a family in a village, decide to build a toilet, a bathing room. And for that, they come together, collect all the local materials — local materials like rubble, sand, aggregates, usually a government subsidy is available to meet at least part of the cost of external materials like cement, steel, toilet commode. And they build a toilet and a bathing room. Also, all the unskilled laborers, that is daily wage earners, mostly landless, are given an opportunity to be trained as masons and plumbers. So while these people are being trained, others are collecting the materials. And when both are ready, they build a toilet, a shower room, and of course also a water tower, an elevated water reservoir. We use a system of two leach pits to treat the waste. From the toilet, the muck comes into the first leach pit. And when it is full, it is blocked and it can go to the next. But we discovered that if you plant banana trees, papaya trees on the periphery of these leach pits, they grow very well because they suck up all the nutrients and you get very tasty bananas, papayas. If any of you come to my place, I would be happy to share these bananas and papayas with you. So there you can see the completed toilets, the water towers.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
rural areas 3
elevated water 3
water reservoir 3
poor quality 2
carry water 2
water supply 2
poor people 2
people deserve 2
bathing room 2
local materials 2
waterborne diseases 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
elevated water reservoir 3
poor people deserve 2

Important Words

  1. aggregates
  2. banana
  3. bananas
  4. bathing
  5. blocked
  6. build
  7. cement
  8. collect
  9. collecting
  10. commode
  11. completed
  12. cost
  13. daily
  14. decide
  15. discovered
  16. earners
  17. elevated
  18. exception
  19. external
  20. family
  21. full
  22. government
  23. grow
  24. happy
  25. laborers
  26. landless
  27. leach
  28. local
  29. masons
  30. materials
  31. meet
  32. muck
  33. nutrients
  34. opportunity
  35. papaya
  36. papayas
  37. part
  38. people
  39. periphery
  40. pit
  41. pits
  42. place
  43. plant
  44. plumbers
  45. ready
  46. reservoir
  47. room
  48. rubble
  49. sand
  50. share
  51. shower
  52. single
  53. steel
  54. subsidy
  55. suck
  56. system
  57. tasty
  58. toilet
  59. toilets
  60. tower
  61. towers
  62. trained
  63. treat
  64. trees
  65. unskilled
  66. village
  67. wage
  68. waste
  69. water