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From the Ted Talk by Edi Rama: Take back your city with paint

Unscramble the Blue Letters

For 11 years, I was mayor of tnraia, our capital. We faced many challenges. Art was part of the answer, and my name, in the very beginning, was linked with two things: demolition of illegal constructions in order to get public space back, and use of colors in oedrr to revive the hope that had been lost in my city. But this use of colors was not just an artistic act. Rather, it was a form of political aiotcn in a context when the city budget I had available after being etcleed amounted to zero cmmoa something.

Open Cloze

For 11 years, I was mayor of ______, our capital. We faced many challenges. Art was part of the answer, and my name, in the very beginning, was linked with two things: demolition of illegal constructions in order to get public space back, and use of colors in _____ to revive the hope that had been lost in my city. But this use of colors was not just an artistic act. Rather, it was a form of political ______ in a context when the city budget I had available after being _______ amounted to zero _____ something.

Solution

  1. elected
  2. comma
  3. tirana
  4. action
  5. order

Original Text

For 11 years, I was mayor of Tirana, our capital. We faced many challenges. Art was part of the answer, and my name, in the very beginning, was linked with two things: demolition of illegal constructions in order to get public space back, and use of colors in order to revive the hope that had been lost in my city. But this use of colors was not just an artistic act. Rather, it was a form of political action in a context when the city budget I had available after being elected amounted to zero comma something.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. act
  2. action
  3. amounted
  4. answer
  5. art
  6. artistic
  7. beginning
  8. budget
  9. capital
  10. challenges
  11. city
  12. colors
  13. comma
  14. constructions
  15. context
  16. demolition
  17. elected
  18. faced
  19. form
  20. hope
  21. illegal
  22. linked
  23. lost
  24. mayor
  25. order
  26. part
  27. political
  28. public
  29. revive
  30. space
  31. tirana
  32. years