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"From the Ted Talk by Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places"

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Let's go now to Africa, to Nigeria, to a community called Makoko, a slum where 150,000 people live just meters above the Lagos Lagoon. While it may appear to be a completely caoihtc place, when you see it from above, there seems to be a whole grid of waterways and canals connecting each and every home. From the main dock, people board long wooden coenas which crary them out to their various homes and shops located in the expansive area. When out on the water, it's clear that life has been cepomellty adapted to this very sicpiefc way of living. Even the canoes become vreaity stores where laides pdalde from house to house, selling anything from tatpohstoe to fserh fruits. Behind every window and door frame, you'll see a small child peering back at you, and while Makoko seems to be packed with people, what's more shocking is actually the amount of children pouring out of every building. The population growth in Nigeria, and especially in these areas like Makoko, are piufanl reminders of how out of control things really are.

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Let's go now to Africa, to Nigeria, to a community called Makoko, a slum where 150,000 people live just meters above the Lagos Lagoon. While it may appear to be a completely _______ place, when you see it from above, there seems to be a whole grid of waterways and canals connecting each and every home. From the main dock, people board long wooden ______ which _____ them out to their various homes and shops located in the expansive area. When out on the water, it's clear that life has been __________ adapted to this very ________ way of living. Even the canoes become _______ stores where ______ ______ from house to house, selling anything from __________ to _____ fruits. Behind every window and door frame, you'll see a small child peering back at you, and while Makoko seems to be packed with people, what's more shocking is actually the amount of children pouring out of every building. The population growth in Nigeria, and especially in these areas like Makoko, are _______ reminders of how out of control things really are.

Solution

  1. carry
  2. canoes
  3. ladies
  4. specific
  5. chaotic
  6. painful
  7. toothpaste
  8. paddle
  9. fresh
  10. completely
  11. variety

Original Text

Let's go now to Africa, to Nigeria, to a community called Makoko, a slum where 150,000 people live just meters above the Lagos Lagoon. While it may appear to be a completely chaotic place, when you see it from above, there seems to be a whole grid of waterways and canals connecting each and every home. From the main dock, people board long wooden canoes which carry them out to their various homes and shops located in the expansive area. When out on the water, it's clear that life has been completely adapted to this very specific way of living. Even the canoes become variety stores where ladies paddle from house to house, selling anything from toothpaste to fresh fruits. Behind every window and door frame, you'll see a small child peering back at you, and while Makoko seems to be packed with people, what's more shocking is actually the amount of children pouring out of every building. The population growth in Nigeria, and especially in these areas like Makoko, are painful reminders of how out of control things really are.

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