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From the Ted Talk by Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So this is a school in a bus on a building site in Pune, the fastest growing city in Asia. Pune has 5,000 building sites. It has 30,000 cehrldin on those bidnuilg sites. That's one city. Imagine that urban explosion that's going to take place across the developing world and how many thousands of children will spend their scohol years on building sites. Well, this is a very simple smehce to get the learning to them through a bus. And they all treat linrnaeg, not as some sort of academic, analytical activity, but as that's something that's productive, something you make, something that you can do, perhaps earn a linivg from.

Open Cloze

So this is a school in a bus on a building site in Pune, the fastest growing city in Asia. Pune has 5,000 building sites. It has 30,000 ________ on those ________ sites. That's one city. Imagine that urban explosion that's going to take place across the developing world and how many thousands of children will spend their ______ years on building sites. Well, this is a very simple ______ to get the learning to them through a bus. And they all treat ________, not as some sort of academic, analytical activity, but as that's something that's productive, something you make, something that you can do, perhaps earn a ______ from.

Solution

  1. building
  2. learning
  3. school
  4. children
  5. living
  6. scheme

Original Text

So this is a school in a bus on a building site in Pune, the fastest growing city in Asia. Pune has 5,000 building sites. It has 30,000 children on those building sites. That's one city. Imagine that urban explosion that's going to take place across the developing world and how many thousands of children will spend their school years on building sites. Well, this is a very simple scheme to get the learning to them through a bus. And they all treat learning, not as some sort of academic, analytical activity, but as that's something that's productive, something you make, something that you can do, perhaps earn a living from.

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