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From the Ted Talk by Anna Rosling Rönnlund: See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We can of course go down to the other end of the street, adding Nigeria. So let's compare two homes in China and Nigeria. Looking at the family photos, they do not look like they have a lot in cmomon, do they? But start seeing their cilenig. They have a plastic shield and grass. They have the same kind of sofa, they srote their grain in similar ways, they're going to have fish for dinner, and they're boiling their water in identical ways. So if we would visit any of these hmoes, there's a huge risk that we would say we know anything about the sifcipec way you do things in China or Nigeria, while, looking at this, it's quite obvious — this is how you do things on this income level. That is what you can see when you go through the imargey in Dollar Street.

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We can of course go down to the other end of the street, adding Nigeria. So let's compare two homes in China and Nigeria. Looking at the family photos, they do not look like they have a lot in ______, do they? But start seeing their _______. They have a plastic shield and grass. They have the same kind of sofa, they _____ their grain in similar ways, they're going to have fish for dinner, and they're boiling their water in identical ways. So if we would visit any of these _____, there's a huge risk that we would say we know anything about the ________ way you do things in China or Nigeria, while, looking at this, it's quite obvious — this is how you do things on this income level. That is what you can see when you go through the _______ in Dollar Street.

Solution

  1. specific
  2. ceiling
  3. imagery
  4. homes
  5. common
  6. store

Original Text

We can of course go down to the other end of the street, adding Nigeria. So let's compare two homes in China and Nigeria. Looking at the family photos, they do not look like they have a lot in common, do they? But start seeing their ceiling. They have a plastic shield and grass. They have the same kind of sofa, they store their grain in similar ways, they're going to have fish for dinner, and they're boiling their water in identical ways. So if we would visit any of these homes, there's a huge risk that we would say we know anything about the specific way you do things in China or Nigeria, while, looking at this, it's quite obvious — this is how you do things on this income level. That is what you can see when you go through the imagery in Dollar Street.

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