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From the Ted Talk by John Hardy: My green school dream

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The classrooms have nartaul light. They're beautiful. They're bamboo. The breeze passes through them. And when the natural breeze isn't enough, the kids deploy bubbles, but not the kind of bebubls you know. These bubbles are made from natural ctootn and rubber from the rubber tree. So we basically turned the box into a bubble. And these kids know that painless climate control may not be part of their future. We pay the bill at the end of the month, but the people that are really going to pay the bill are our grcarhlddinen. We have to teach the kids that the world is not indestructible. These kids did a little graffiti on their dkess, and then they signed up for two extra csreous. The first one was called sanding and the second one was called re-waxing. But since that happened, they own those desks. They know they can cootrnl their world.

Open Cloze

The classrooms have _______ light. They're beautiful. They're bamboo. The breeze passes through them. And when the natural breeze isn't enough, the kids deploy bubbles, but not the kind of _______ you know. These bubbles are made from natural ______ and rubber from the rubber tree. So we basically turned the box into a bubble. And these kids know that painless climate control may not be part of their future. We pay the bill at the end of the month, but the people that are really going to pay the bill are our _____________. We have to teach the kids that the world is not indestructible. These kids did a little graffiti on their _____, and then they signed up for two extra _______. The first one was called sanding and the second one was called re-waxing. But since that happened, they own those desks. They know they can _______ their world.

Solution

  1. grandchildren
  2. natural
  3. courses
  4. control
  5. bubbles
  6. cotton
  7. desks

Original Text

The classrooms have natural light. They're beautiful. They're bamboo. The breeze passes through them. And when the natural breeze isn't enough, the kids deploy bubbles, but not the kind of bubbles you know. These bubbles are made from natural cotton and rubber from the rubber tree. So we basically turned the box into a bubble. And these kids know that painless climate control may not be part of their future. We pay the bill at the end of the month, but the people that are really going to pay the bill are our grandchildren. We have to teach the kids that the world is not indestructible. These kids did a little graffiti on their desks, and then they signed up for two extra courses. The first one was called sanding and the second one was called re-waxing. But since that happened, they own those desks. They know they can control their world.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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green school 9
bamboo building 3
green leaders 2
balinese carpenters 2

Important Words

  1. bamboo
  2. basically
  3. beautiful
  4. bill
  5. box
  6. breeze
  7. bubble
  8. bubbles
  9. called
  10. classrooms
  11. climate
  12. control
  13. cotton
  14. courses
  15. deploy
  16. desks
  17. extra
  18. future
  19. graffiti
  20. grandchildren
  21. happened
  22. indestructible
  23. kids
  24. kind
  25. light
  26. month
  27. natural
  28. painless
  29. part
  30. passes
  31. pay
  32. people
  33. rubber
  34. sanding
  35. signed
  36. teach
  37. tree
  38. turned
  39. world