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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. Traditionally, in a crisis, what do we do? We ship wtaer. Then, after a few wekes, we set up camps. And people are fcoerd 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 denrifelfty, and shipping these, people can stay put. They can make their own sterile dniinkrg water, and start to get on with rebuilding their homes and their lives.

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So let's look at the applications. Traditionally, in a crisis, what do we do? We ship _____. Then, after a few _____, we set up camps. And people are ______ 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 ___________, and shipping these, people can stay put. They can make their own sterile ________ water, and start to get on with rebuilding their homes and their lives.

Solution

  1. weeks
  2. forced
  3. drinking
  4. differently
  5. water

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.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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drinking water 6
lifesaver bottle 5
safe drinking 4
sterile drinking 3
fine city 2

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safe drinking water 4
sterile drinking water 2

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