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

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This is a typical pathway in Rocinha called a "beco" — these are how you get around the community. It's on very steep ground. They're built on the hills, inland from the beaches in Rio, and you can see that the huoess are just cnieetarelvd over the natural obstructions. So, that's just a rock in the hillside. And these becos are normally very crowded, and people hump furiutnre up them, or refrigerators up them, all srots of things. Beer is all carried in on your shderluos. Beer is a very important thing in Brazil.

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This is a typical pathway in Rocinha called a "beco" — these are how you get around the community. It's on very steep ground. They're built on the hills, inland from the beaches in Rio, and you can see that the ______ are just ____________ over the natural obstructions. So, that's just a rock in the hillside. And these becos are normally very crowded, and people hump _________ up them, or refrigerators up them, all _____ of things. Beer is all carried in on your _________. Beer is a very important thing in Brazil.

Solution

  1. sorts
  2. shoulders
  3. houses
  4. furniture
  5. cantilevered

Original Text

This is a typical pathway in Rocinha called a "beco" — these are how you get around the community. It's on very steep ground. They're built on the hills, inland from the beaches in Rio, and you can see that the houses are just cantilevered over the natural obstructions. So, that's just a rock in the hillside. And these becos are normally very crowded, and people hump furniture up them, or refrigerators up them, all sorts of things. Beer is all carried in on your shoulders. Beer is a very important thing in Brazil.

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

Important Words

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  2. becos
  3. beer
  4. brazil
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  6. called
  7. cantilevered
  8. carried
  9. community
  10. crowded
  11. furniture
  12. ground
  13. hills
  14. hillside
  15. houses
  16. hump
  17. important
  18. inland
  19. natural
  20. obstructions
  21. pathway
  22. people
  23. refrigerators
  24. rio
  25. rocinha
  26. rock
  27. shoulders
  28. sorts
  29. steep
  30. typical