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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Another small water body, called the [unclear]. It is difficult to translate in English, especially in my esgilnh. But the nearest would be "glory," a retouatipn. The reputation in dseret of this small weatr body is that it never dries up. In severe drought periods nobody has seen this water body getting dried up. And perhaps they knew the future also. It was designed some 150 years ago. But perhaps they knew that on sixth, nebvmoer, 2009, there will be a TED green and blue session, so they painted it like this. (Laughter) (Applause)

Open Cloze

Another small water body, called the [unclear]. It is difficult to translate in English, especially in my _______. But the nearest would be "glory," a __________. The reputation in ______ of this small _____ body is that it never dries up. In severe drought periods nobody has seen this water body getting dried up. And perhaps they knew the future also. It was designed some 150 years ago. But perhaps they knew that on sixth, ________, 2009, there will be a TED green and blue session, so they painted it like this. (Laughter) (Applause)

Solution

  1. english
  2. november
  3. water
  4. desert
  5. reputation

Original Text

Another small water body, called the [unclear]. It is difficult to translate in English, especially in my English. But the nearest would be "glory," a reputation. The reputation in desert of this small water body is that it never dries up. In severe drought periods nobody has seen this water body getting dried up. And perhaps they knew the future also. It was designed some 150 years ago. But perhaps they knew that on sixth, November, 2009, there will be a TED green and blue session, so they painted it like this. (Laughter) (Applause)

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water body 9
water level 3
feet deep 3
laughter applause 3
thousand words 3
ground water 3

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