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From the Ted Talk by Kotchakorn Voraakhom: How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods

Unscramble the Blue Letters

There is no coincidence that I am here as a landscape architect. As a child, I grew up in a row house next to the busy road always filled with traffic. In front of my husoe, there was a concrete parking lot, and that was my playground. The only liivng ceurrate I would find, and had fun with, were these sneaky little pltnas trying to grow through the crack of the corctnee pavement. My foaritve game with friends was to dig a bgiegr and bigger hole through this crack to let this little plant creep out — sneak out more and more. And yes, landscape architecture gives me the opportunity to continue my cracking ambition —

Open Cloze

There is no coincidence that I am here as a landscape architect. As a child, I grew up in a row house next to the busy road always filled with traffic. In front of my _____, there was a concrete parking lot, and that was my playground. The only ______ ________ I would find, and had fun with, were these sneaky little ______ trying to grow through the crack of the ________ pavement. My ________ game with friends was to dig a ______ and bigger hole through this crack to let this little plant creep out — sneak out more and more. And yes, landscape architecture gives me the opportunity to continue my cracking ambition —

Solution

  1. living
  2. plants
  3. house
  4. concrete
  5. favorite
  6. bigger
  7. creature

Original Text

There is no coincidence that I am here as a landscape architect. As a child, I grew up in a row house next to the busy road always filled with traffic. In front of my house, there was a concrete parking lot, and that was my playground. The only living creature I would find, and had fun with, were these sneaky little plants trying to grow through the crack of the concrete pavement. My favorite game with friends was to dig a bigger and bigger hole through this crack to let this little plant creep out — sneak out more and more. And yes, landscape architecture gives me the opportunity to continue my cracking ambition —

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
green roof 4
climate change 3
clean water 3
sinking cities 2
concrete jungle 2
sea level 2
landscape architecture 2
centenary park 2
public park 2
biggest green 2
firmly stand 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
biggest green roof 2

Important Words

  1. ambition
  2. architect
  3. architecture
  4. bigger
  5. busy
  6. child
  7. coincidence
  8. concrete
  9. continue
  10. crack
  11. cracking
  12. creature
  13. creep
  14. dig
  15. favorite
  16. filled
  17. find
  18. friends
  19. front
  20. fun
  21. game
  22. grew
  23. grow
  24. hole
  25. house
  26. landscape
  27. living
  28. lot
  29. opportunity
  30. parking
  31. pavement
  32. plant
  33. plants
  34. playground
  35. road
  36. row
  37. sneak
  38. sneaky
  39. traffic