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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Pritchard: How to make filthy water drinkable"

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So let's look at the applications. taiinorlltady, in a crisis, what do we do? We ship water. Then, after a few wekes, we set up cpams. And people are fcerod to come into the camps to get their safe dinrnikg water. What happens when 20,000 people congregate in a camp? Diseases spread. More resources are required. The problem just becomes self-perpetuating. But by thinking differently, and shipping these, people can stay put. They can make their own sterile drinking water, and start to get on with rebuilding their homes and their lives.

Open Cloze

So let's look at the applications. _____________, in a crisis, what do we do? We ship water. Then, after a few _____, we set up _____. And people are ______ to come into the camps to get their safe ________ water. What happens when 20,000 people congregate in a camp? Diseases spread. More resources are required. The problem just becomes self-perpetuating. But by thinking differently, and shipping these, people can stay put. They can make their own sterile drinking water, and start to get on with rebuilding their homes and their lives.

Solution

  1. forced
  2. drinking
  3. traditionally
  4. weeks
  5. camps

Original Text

So let's look at the applications. Traditionally, in a crisis, what do we do? We ship water. Then, after a few weeks, we set up camps. And people are forced to come into the camps to get their safe drinking water. What happens when 20,000 people congregate in a camp? Diseases spread. More resources are required. The problem just becomes self-perpetuating. But by thinking differently, and shipping these, people can stay put. They can make their own sterile drinking water, and start to get on with rebuilding their homes and their lives.

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drinking water 7
lifesaver bottle 5
safe drinking 4
thinking differently 3
sterile drinking 3

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safe drinking water 4
sterile drinking water 3

Important Words

  1. applications
  2. camp
  3. camps
  4. congregate
  5. crisis
  6. differently
  7. diseases
  8. drinking
  9. forced
  10. homes
  11. lives
  12. people
  13. problem
  14. put
  15. rebuilding
  16. required
  17. resources
  18. safe
  19. set
  20. ship
  21. shipping
  22. spread
  23. start
  24. stay
  25. sterile
  26. thinking
  27. traditionally
  28. water
  29. weeks