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From the Ted Talk by Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And here is a new park in lower Manhattan. Now, the water's edge in lower mnaaathtn was a complete mess before 9/11. Wall srteet was essentially landlocked because you couldn't get anywhere near this edge. And after 9/11, the city had very little control. But I thought if we went to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and got money to reclaim this two miles of degraded waterfront that it would have an enormous effect on the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. And it did. Lower Manhattan finally has a public wrraofentt on all three sides.

Open Cloze

And here is a new park in lower Manhattan. Now, the water's edge in lower _________ was a complete mess before 9/11. Wall ______ was essentially landlocked because you couldn't get anywhere near this edge. And after 9/11, the city had very little control. But I thought if we went to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and got money to reclaim this two miles of degraded waterfront that it would have an enormous effect on the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. And it did. Lower Manhattan finally has a public __________ on all three sides.

Solution

  1. street
  2. waterfront
  3. manhattan

Original Text

And here is a new park in lower Manhattan. Now, the water's edge in lower Manhattan was a complete mess before 9/11. Wall Street was essentially landlocked because you couldn't get anywhere near this edge. And after 9/11, the city had very little control. But I thought if we went to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and got money to reclaim this two miles of degraded waterfront that it would have an enormous effect on the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. And it did. Lower Manhattan finally has a public waterfront on all three sides.

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Important Words

  1. city
  2. complete
  3. control
  4. corporation
  5. degraded
  6. development
  7. edge
  8. effect
  9. enormous
  10. essentially
  11. finally
  12. landlocked
  13. manhattan
  14. mess
  15. miles
  16. money
  17. park
  18. public
  19. rebuilding
  20. reclaim
  21. sides
  22. street
  23. thought
  24. wall
  25. waterfront