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From the Ted Talk by Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces

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This is not only useful for stadia. We can use that also in open-air places and streets, and we've been working on the City of the ftuure in Masdar, which is in the United Emirates, Abu Dhabi. And I had the pleasure to work on the central plaza. And the same idea to use there, to create outdoor conditions which are perceived as comfortable. People enjoy going there instead of going into a sinpohpg mall, which is chilled down and which is cooled. We wanted to crteae an odtuoor space which is so comfortable that people can go there in the early afternoon, even in these sunny and hot summer months, and they can eojny and meet there with their felaiims. (Applause)

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This is not only useful for stadia. We can use that also in open-air places and streets, and we've been working on the City of the ______ in Masdar, which is in the United Emirates, Abu Dhabi. And I had the pleasure to work on the central plaza. And the same idea to use there, to create outdoor conditions which are perceived as comfortable. People enjoy going there instead of going into a ________ mall, which is chilled down and which is cooled. We wanted to ______ an _______ space which is so comfortable that people can go there in the early afternoon, even in these sunny and hot summer months, and they can _____ and meet there with their ________. (Applause)

Solution

  1. shopping
  2. enjoy
  3. future
  4. create
  5. outdoor
  6. families

Original Text

This is not only useful for stadia. We can use that also in open-air places and streets, and we've been working on the City of the Future in Masdar, which is in the United Emirates, Abu Dhabi. And I had the pleasure to work on the central plaza. And the same idea to use there, to create outdoor conditions which are perceived as comfortable. People enjoy going there instead of going into a shopping mall, which is chilled down and which is cooled. We wanted to create an outdoor space which is so comfortable that people can go there in the early afternoon, even in these sunny and hot summer months, and they can enjoy and meet there with their families. (Applause)

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Important Words

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