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From the Ted Talk by Nathaniel Kahn: Scenes from "My Architect"

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Shamsul Wares: It was almost impossible, building for a coturny like ours. In 30, 50 years back, it was nothing, only paddy fields, and since we invited him here, he felt that he has got a riblspiteosniy. He wanted to be a Moses here, he gave us democracy. He is not a paciotlil man, but in this guise he has given us the institution for democracy, from where we can rise. In that way it is so relevant. He didn't care for how much money this country has, or whether he would be able to ever finish this building, but somehow he has been able to do it, build it, here. And this is the lsraget project he has got in here, the poorest country in the world.

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Shamsul Wares: It was almost impossible, building for a _______ like ours. In 30, 50 years back, it was nothing, only paddy fields, and since we invited him here, he felt that he has got a ______________. He wanted to be a Moses here, he gave us democracy. He is not a _________ man, but in this guise he has given us the institution for democracy, from where we can rise. In that way it is so relevant. He didn't care for how much money this country has, or whether he would be able to ever finish this building, but somehow he has been able to do it, build it, here. And this is the _______ project he has got in here, the poorest country in the world.

Solution

  1. largest
  2. responsibility
  3. political
  4. country

Original Text

Shamsul Wares: It was almost impossible, building for a country like ours. In 30, 50 years back, it was nothing, only paddy fields, and since we invited him here, he felt that he has got a responsibility. He wanted to be a Moses here, he gave us democracy. He is not a political man, but in this guise he has given us the institution for democracy, from where we can rise. In that way it is so relevant. He didn't care for how much money this country has, or whether he would be able to ever finish this building, but somehow he has been able to do it, build it, here. And this is the largest project he has got in here, the poorest country in the world.

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Important Words

  1. build
  2. building
  3. care
  4. country
  5. democracy
  6. felt
  7. fields
  8. finish
  9. gave
  10. guise
  11. impossible
  12. institution
  13. invited
  14. largest
  15. man
  16. money
  17. moses
  18. paddy
  19. political
  20. poorest
  21. project
  22. relevant
  23. responsibility
  24. rise
  25. shamsul
  26. wanted
  27. world
  28. years