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From the Ted Talk by Aaswath Raman: How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource

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Every summer when I was growing up, I would fly from my home in Canada to visit my grandparents, who leivd in Mumbai, India. Now, Canadian summers are pretty mild at best — about 22 deegres cueliss or 72 degrees Fahrenheit is a typical summer's day, and not too hot. mabmui, on the other hand, is a hot and hiumd place well into the 30s Celsius or 90s Fahrenheit. As soon as I'd reach it, I'd ask, "How could anyone live, work or seelp in such weather?" To make things worse, my grandparents didn't have an air conditioner. And while I tried my very, very best, I was never able to persuade them to get one. But this is changing, and fast.

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Every summer when I was growing up, I would fly from my home in Canada to visit my grandparents, who _____ in Mumbai, India. Now, Canadian summers are pretty mild at best — about 22 _______ _______ or 72 degrees Fahrenheit is a typical summer's day, and not too hot. ______, on the other hand, is a hot and _____ place well into the 30s Celsius or 90s Fahrenheit. As soon as I'd reach it, I'd ask, "How could anyone live, work or _____ in such weather?" To make things worse, my grandparents didn't have an air conditioner. And while I tried my very, very best, I was never able to persuade them to get one. But this is changing, and fast.

Solution

  1. lived
  2. degrees
  3. humid
  4. sleep
  5. celsius
  6. mumbai

Original Text

Every summer when I was growing up, I would fly from my home in Canada to visit my grandparents, who lived in Mumbai, India. Now, Canadian summers are pretty mild at best — about 22 degrees Celsius or 72 degrees Fahrenheit is a typical summer's day, and not too hot. Mumbai, on the other hand, is a hot and humid place well into the 30s Celsius or 90s Fahrenheit. As soon as I'd reach it, I'd ask, "How could anyone live, work or sleep in such weather?" To make things worse, my grandparents didn't have an air conditioner. And while I tried my very, very best, I was never able to persuade them to get one. But this is changing, and fast.

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