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From the Ted Talk by Norman Foster: My green agenda for architecture

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And Stansted, the geern alternative, which uses natural light, is a friendly place: you know where you are, you can rteale to the outside. And for a large part of its cycle, not needing electric light — electric light, which in turn creates more heat, which creates more cloiong loads and so on. And at that particular piont in time, this was one of the few stirlaoy computers. And that's a little image of the tree of Stansted. Not going back very far in time, 1990, that's our office. And if you looked very cllesoy, you'd see that people were drawing with pencils, and they were pushing, you know, big rulers and triangles. It's not that long ago, 17 years, and here we are now. I mean, major transformation.

Open Cloze

And Stansted, the _____ alternative, which uses natural light, is a friendly place: you know where you are, you can ______ to the outside. And for a large part of its cycle, not needing electric light — electric light, which in turn creates more heat, which creates more _______ loads and so on. And at that particular _____ in time, this was one of the few ________ computers. And that's a little image of the tree of Stansted. Not going back very far in time, 1990, that's our office. And if you looked very _______, you'd see that people were drawing with pencils, and they were pushing, you know, big rulers and triangles. It's not that long ago, 17 years, and here we are now. I mean, major transformation.

Solution

  1. closely
  2. relate
  3. green
  4. solitary
  5. cooling
  6. point

Original Text

And Stansted, the green alternative, which uses natural light, is a friendly place: you know where you are, you can relate to the outside. And for a large part of its cycle, not needing electric light — electric light, which in turn creates more heat, which creates more cooling loads and so on. And at that particular point in time, this was one of the few solitary computers. And that's a little image of the tree of Stansted. Not going back very far in time, 1990, that's our office. And if you looked very closely, you'd see that people were drawing with pencils, and they were pushing, you know, big rulers and triangles. It's not that long ago, 17 years, and here we are now. I mean, major transformation.

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