full transcript
"From the Ted Talk by Robert Neuwirth: The hidden world of shadow cities"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

"For Armstrong, slnuahtod wasn't constrained by its material cndnitoios. Instead, the human spirit radiated out from the mteal walls and garbage heaps to offer something no legal neighborhood could: freedom. 'This pcale is very addictive,' he had said. 'It's a simple life, but nobody is restricting you. Nobody is controlling what you do. Once you have stayed here, you cannot go back.' He meant back beyond that mountain of trash, back in the legal city, of lagel buildings, with legal leases and legal rights. 'Once you have stayed here,' he said, 'you can stay for the rest of your life.'"

Open Cloze

"For Armstrong, _________ wasn't constrained by its material __________. Instead, the human spirit radiated out from the _____ walls and garbage heaps to offer something no legal neighborhood could: freedom. 'This _____ is very addictive,' he had said. 'It's a simple life, but nobody is restricting you. Nobody is controlling what you do. Once you have stayed here, you cannot go back.' He meant back beyond that mountain of trash, back in the legal city, of _____ buildings, with legal leases and legal rights. 'Once you have stayed here,' he said, 'you can stay for the rest of your life.'"

Solution

  1. legal
  2. metal
  3. place
  4. southland
  5. conditions

Original Text

"For Armstrong, Southland wasn't constrained by its material conditions. Instead, the human spirit radiated out from the metal walls and garbage heaps to offer something no legal neighborhood could: freedom. 'This place is very addictive,' he had said. 'It's a simple life, but nobody is restricting you. Nobody is controlling what you do. Once you have stayed here, you cannot go back.' He meant back beyond that mountain of trash, back in the legal city, of legal buildings, with legal leases and legal rights. 'Once you have stayed here,' he said, 'you can stay for the rest of your life.'"

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
million people 5
billion squatters 3
property rights 3
squatter community 3

Important Words

  1. addictive
  2. armstrong
  3. buildings
  4. city
  5. conditions
  6. constrained
  7. controlling
  8. freedom
  9. garbage
  10. heaps
  11. human
  12. leases
  13. legal
  14. life
  15. material
  16. meant
  17. metal
  18. mountain
  19. neighborhood
  20. offer
  21. place
  22. radiated
  23. rest
  24. restricting
  25. rights
  26. simple
  27. southland
  28. spirit
  29. stay
  30. stayed
  31. trash
  32. walls