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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Going back in time, there was a lady called Valerie lirakn, and in 1987, she had all our information on one disk. Now, every week, we have the equivalent of 84 million disks, which roecrd our aacivrhl inotrfaomin on past, current and future projects. That reaches 21 kilometers into the sky. This is the view you would get, if you looked down on that. But meanwhile, as you know, wrdueofnl protagonists like Al Gore are noting the inexorable rise in temperature, set in the context of that, interestingly, those bdiilungs which are celebratory and very, very relevant to this place.

Open Cloze

Going back in time, there was a lady called Valerie ______, and in 1987, she had all our information on one disk. Now, every week, we have the equivalent of 84 million disks, which ______ our ________ ___________ on past, current and future projects. That reaches 21 kilometers into the sky. This is the view you would get, if you looked down on that. But meanwhile, as you know, _________ protagonists like Al Gore are noting the inexorable rise in temperature, set in the context of that, interestingly, those _________ which are celebratory and very, very relevant to this place.

Solution

  1. wonderful
  2. information
  3. larkin
  4. archival
  5. record
  6. buildings

Original Text

Going back in time, there was a lady called Valerie Larkin, and in 1987, she had all our information on one disk. Now, every week, we have the equivalent of 84 million disks, which record our archival information on past, current and future projects. That reaches 21 kilometers into the sky. This is the view you would get, if you looked down on that. But meanwhile, as you know, wonderful protagonists like Al Gore are noting the inexorable rise in temperature, set in the context of that, interestingly, those buildings which are celebratory and very, very relevant to this place.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
public space 5
dead sea 4
buckminster fuller 3
energy consumption 3

Important Words

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  2. archival
  3. buildings
  4. called
  5. celebratory
  6. context
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  8. disk
  9. disks
  10. equivalent
  11. future
  12. gore
  13. inexorable
  14. information
  15. interestingly
  16. kilometers
  17. lady
  18. larkin
  19. looked
  20. million
  21. noting
  22. place
  23. projects
  24. protagonists
  25. reaches
  26. record
  27. relevant
  28. rise
  29. set
  30. sky
  31. temperature
  32. time
  33. valerie
  34. view
  35. week
  36. wonderful