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From the Ted Talk by Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I believe we already live in Sitopia. We live in a world shaped by food, and if we realize that, we can use food as a really powerful tool — a conceptual tool, dgesin tool, to shape the world differently. So if we were to do that, what might Sitopia look like? Well I think it looks a bit like this. I have to use this slide. It's just the look on the face of the dog. But anyway, this is — (Laughter) it's food at the ctneer of life, at the center of fmilay life, being celebrated, being enjoyed, plpoee taking time for it. This is where food should be in our scoetiy.

Open Cloze

I believe we already live in Sitopia. We live in a world shaped by food, and if we realize that, we can use food as a really powerful tool — a conceptual tool, ______ tool, to shape the world differently. So if we were to do that, what might Sitopia look like? Well I think it looks a bit like this. I have to use this slide. It's just the look on the face of the dog. But anyway, this is — (Laughter) it's food at the ______ of life, at the center of ______ life, being celebrated, being enjoyed, ______ taking time for it. This is where food should be in our _______.

Solution

  1. society
  2. center
  3. family
  4. design
  5. people

Original Text

I believe we already live in Sitopia. We live in a world shaped by food, and if we realize that, we can use food as a really powerful tool — a conceptual tool, design tool, to shape the world differently. So if we were to do that, what might Sitopia look like? Well I think it looks a bit like this. I have to use this slide. It's just the look on the face of the dog. But anyway, this is — (Laughter) it's food at the center of life, at the center of family life, being celebrated, being enjoyed, people taking time for it. This is where food should be in our society.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  12. laughter
  13. life
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  15. people
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  22. society
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