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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

But what I never said, and what I'm really going to make the point is, that really, _____ is cool. I mean, all the projects which have, in some way, been inspired by that agenda are about a ___________ lifestyle, in a way celebrating the ______ and the spaces which determine the quality of life. I rarely actually quote anything, so I'm going to try and find a piece of paper if I can, [in] which somebody, at the end of last year, ventured the thought about what for that individual, as a kind of important observer, analyst, writer — a guy called Thomas Friedman, who wrote in the ______ Tribune, about 2006. He said, "I think the most important thing to ______ in 2006 was that living and thinking green hit Main Street. We reached a _______ point this year where living, acting, _________, investing and _____________ green came to be understood by a critical mass of citizens, entrepreneurs and officials as the most patriotic, capitalistic, geo-political and competitive thing they could do. Hence my motto: green is the new red, white and blue."

Solution

  1. happen
  2. green
  3. herald
  4. designing
  5. celebratory
  6. tipping
  7. places
  8. manufacturing

Original Text

But what I never said, and what I'm really going to make the point is, that really, green is cool. I mean, all the projects which have, in some way, been inspired by that agenda are about a celebratory lifestyle, in a way celebrating the places and the spaces which determine the quality of life. I rarely actually quote anything, so I'm going to try and find a piece of paper if I can, [in] which somebody, at the end of last year, ventured the thought about what for that individual, as a kind of important observer, analyst, writer — a guy called Thomas Friedman, who wrote in the Herald Tribune, about 2006. He said, "I think the most important thing to happen in 2006 was that living and thinking green hit Main Street. We reached a tipping point this year where living, acting, designing, investing and manufacturing green came to be understood by a critical mass of citizens, entrepreneurs and officials as the most patriotic, capitalistic, geo-political and competitive thing they could do. Hence my motto: green is the new red, white and blue."

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Important Words

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