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From the Ted Talk by Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

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So, these stone pillars will remind you that you are entering into a water body area. Don't spit, don't do anything wnrog, so that the clean wetar can be ctolecled. Another pillar, stone pillar on your right side. If you climb these three, six steps you will find something very nice. This was done in 11th century. And you have to go further down. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we can say a thousand words right now, an another thousand words. If the water table goes down, you will find new stairs. If it comes up, some of them will be segbremud. So, throughout the year this beautiful ssytem will give you some pauerlse. Three sides, such steps, on the fourth side there is a four-story building where you can organize such TED conferences anityme. (Applause)

Open Cloze

So, these stone pillars will remind you that you are entering into a water body area. Don't spit, don't do anything _____, so that the clean _____ can be _________. Another pillar, stone pillar on your right side. If you climb these three, six steps you will find something very nice. This was done in 11th century. And you have to go further down. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we can say a thousand words right now, an another thousand words. If the water table goes down, you will find new stairs. If it comes up, some of them will be _________. So, throughout the year this beautiful ______ will give you some ________. Three sides, such steps, on the fourth side there is a four-story building where you can organize such TED conferences _______. (Applause)

Solution

  1. pleasure
  2. submerged
  3. wrong
  4. system
  5. collected
  6. anytime
  7. water

Original Text

So, these stone pillars will remind you that you are entering into a water body area. Don't spit, don't do anything wrong, so that the clean water can be collected. Another pillar, stone pillar on your right side. If you climb these three, six steps you will find something very nice. This was done in 11th century. And you have to go further down. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we can say a thousand words right now, an another thousand words. If the water table goes down, you will find new stairs. If it comes up, some of them will be submerged. So, throughout the year this beautiful system will give you some pleasure. Three sides, such steps, on the fourth side there is a four-story building where you can organize such TED conferences anytime. (Applause)

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

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water level 3
ground water 3
harvest rain 2
desert society 2
million gallons 2
water hyacinth 2
beautiful water 2
water table 2
small water 2
dry water 2
million years 2
thousand words 2
engineering college 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
dry water body 2

Important Words

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  29. submerged
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  32. ted
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  35. words
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  37. wrong
  38. year