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"From the Ted Talk by Elora Hardy: Magical houses, made of bamboo"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

To reap the selective benefits and work within the constraints of this miaetarl, we have really had to push ourselves, and within that constraint, we have found space for something new. It's a challenge: how do you make a ceiling if you don't have any flat boards to work with? Let me tell you, sometimes I dream of sheet rock and plywood. (leguahtr) But if what you've got is skilled craftsmen and itsy bitsy little splits, wavee that clniieg together, stretch a canvas over it, lcueaqr it. How do you design durable kitchen countertops that do justice to this curving sutcutrre you've just built? Slice up a boulder like a loaf of bread, hand-carve each to fit the other, leave the crusts on, and what we're doing, it is almost entirely handmade. The structural connections of our blgidnuis are reinforced by steel joints, but we use a lot of hand-whittled bamboo pins. There are tdoahunss of pins in each floor. This floor is made of glossy and durable bmaobo skin. You can feel the texture under bare feet.

Open Cloze

To reap the selective benefits and work within the constraints of this ________, we have really had to push ourselves, and within that constraint, we have found space for something new. It's a challenge: how do you make a ceiling if you don't have any flat boards to work with? Let me tell you, sometimes I dream of sheet rock and plywood. (________) But if what you've got is skilled craftsmen and itsy bitsy little splits, _____ that _______ together, stretch a canvas over it, _______ it. How do you design durable kitchen countertops that do justice to this curving _________ you've just built? Slice up a boulder like a loaf of bread, hand-carve each to fit the other, leave the crusts on, and what we're doing, it is almost entirely handmade. The structural connections of our _________ are reinforced by steel joints, but we use a lot of hand-whittled bamboo pins. There are _________ of pins in each floor. This floor is made of glossy and durable ______ skin. You can feel the texture under bare feet.

Solution

  1. ceiling
  2. lacquer
  3. thousands
  4. material
  5. buildings
  6. bamboo
  7. laughter
  8. structure
  9. weave

Original Text

To reap the selective benefits and work within the constraints of this material, we have really had to push ourselves, and within that constraint, we have found space for something new. It's a challenge: how do you make a ceiling if you don't have any flat boards to work with? Let me tell you, sometimes I dream of sheet rock and plywood. (Laughter) But if what you've got is skilled craftsmen and itsy bitsy little splits, weave that ceiling together, stretch a canvas over it, lacquer it. How do you design durable kitchen countertops that do justice to this curving structure you've just built? Slice up a boulder like a loaf of bread, hand-carve each to fit the other, leave the crusts on, and what we're doing, it is almost entirely handmade. The structural connections of our buildings are reinforced by steel joints, but we use a lot of hand-whittled bamboo pins. There are thousands of pins in each floor. This floor is made of glossy and durable bamboo skin. You can feel the texture under bare feet.

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living room 3
green school 3

Important Words

  1. bamboo
  2. bare
  3. benefits
  4. bitsy
  5. boards
  6. boulder
  7. bread
  8. buildings
  9. built
  10. canvas
  11. ceiling
  12. connections
  13. constraint
  14. constraints
  15. countertops
  16. craftsmen
  17. crusts
  18. curving
  19. design
  20. dream
  21. durable
  22. feel
  23. feet
  24. fit
  25. flat
  26. floor
  27. glossy
  28. handmade
  29. itsy
  30. joints
  31. justice
  32. kitchen
  33. lacquer
  34. laughter
  35. leave
  36. loaf
  37. lot
  38. material
  39. pins
  40. plywood
  41. push
  42. reap
  43. reinforced
  44. rock
  45. selective
  46. sheet
  47. skilled
  48. skin
  49. slice
  50. space
  51. splits
  52. steel
  53. stretch
  54. structural
  55. structure
  56. texture
  57. thousands
  58. weave
  59. work