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"From the Ted Talk by Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay ... and community"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When I was a kid, I was going to school, I was coming back every holiday to Gando. By the end of every holidays, I had to say gobodye to the community, going from one cumoopnd to another one. All women in Gando will open their clothes like that and give me the last penny. In my culture, this is a symbol of deep affection. As a seven-year-old guy, I was impressed. I just asked my mother one day, "Why do all these women love me so much?" (Laughter) She just answered, "They are cotrnbiuntig to pay for your eaotducin hoping that you will be successful and one day come back and help improve the quality of life of the cnmmiouty." I hope now that I was able to make my community proud through this work, and I hope I was able to prove you the power of community, and to show you that architecture can be inspiring for communities to shape their own furute.

Open Cloze

When I was a kid, I was going to school, I was coming back every holiday to Gando. By the end of every holidays, I had to say _______ to the community, going from one ________ to another one. All women in Gando will open their clothes like that and give me the last penny. In my culture, this is a symbol of deep affection. As a seven-year-old guy, I was impressed. I just asked my mother one day, "Why do all these women love me so much?" (Laughter) She just answered, "They are ____________ to pay for your _________ hoping that you will be successful and one day come back and help improve the quality of life of the _________." I hope now that I was able to make my community proud through this work, and I hope I was able to prove you the power of community, and to show you that architecture can be inspiring for communities to shape their own ______.

Solution

  1. community
  2. contributing
  3. future
  4. goodbye
  5. compound
  6. education

Original Text

When I was a kid, I was going to school, I was coming back every holiday to Gando. By the end of every holidays, I had to say goodbye to the community, going from one compound to another one. All women in Gando will open their clothes like that and give me the last penny. In my culture, this is a symbol of deep affection. As a seven-year-old guy, I was impressed. I just asked my mother one day, "Why do all these women love me so much?" (Laughter) She just answered, "They are contributing to pay for your education hoping that you will be successful and one day come back and help improve the quality of life of the community." I hope now that I was able to make my community proud through this work, and I hope I was able to prove you the power of community, and to show you that architecture can be inspiring for communities to shape their own future.

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collocation frequency
burkina faso 5
earn money 3

Important Words

  1. affection
  2. answered
  3. architecture
  4. asked
  5. clothes
  6. coming
  7. communities
  8. community
  9. compound
  10. contributing
  11. culture
  12. day
  13. deep
  14. education
  15. future
  16. gando
  17. give
  18. goodbye
  19. guy
  20. holiday
  21. holidays
  22. hope
  23. hoping
  24. impressed
  25. improve
  26. inspiring
  27. kid
  28. laughter
  29. life
  30. love
  31. mother
  32. open
  33. pay
  34. penny
  35. power
  36. proud
  37. prove
  38. quality
  39. school
  40. shape
  41. show
  42. successful
  43. symbol
  44. women
  45. work