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From the Ted Talk by David Katz: The surprising solution to ocean plastic

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Our chain of srtoes in Haiti are more like community ctnrees, where one of our collectors, Lise nsais, has the opportunity to earn a linivg by collecting material from door to door, from the streets, from business to business. And at the end of her day, she gets to bring the material back to us, where we wgieh it, we check it for quality, and we transfer the value into her account. Lise now has a steady, reliable source of income. And that value we transfer into an olnine account for her. And because it's a savings account, it becomes an asset that she can borrow against. And because it's online, she has security against robbery, and I think more itmlntorapy, she has a new sense of worth. And even the plastic has a new sense of value. Hm.

Open Cloze

Our chain of ______ in Haiti are more like community _______, where one of our collectors, Lise _____, has the opportunity to earn a ______ by collecting material from door to door, from the streets, from business to business. And at the end of her day, she gets to bring the material back to us, where we _____ it, we check it for quality, and we transfer the value into her account. Lise now has a steady, reliable source of income. And that value we transfer into an ______ account for her. And because it's a savings account, it becomes an asset that she can borrow against. And because it's online, she has security against robbery, and I think more ___________, she has a new sense of worth. And even the plastic has a new sense of value. Hm.

Solution

  1. weigh
  2. stores
  3. centers
  4. importantly
  5. living
  6. online
  7. nasis

Original Text

Our chain of stores in Haiti are more like community centers, where one of our collectors, Lise Nasis, has the opportunity to earn a living by collecting material from door to door, from the streets, from business to business. And at the end of her day, she gets to bring the material back to us, where we weigh it, we check it for quality, and we transfer the value into her account. Lise now has a steady, reliable source of income. And that value we transfer into an online account for her. And because it's a savings account, it becomes an asset that she can borrow against. And because it's online, she has security against robbery, and I think more importantly, she has a new sense of worth. And even the plastic has a new sense of value. Hm.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
social plastic 7
ocean plastic 3
million ton 3
school tuition 2
cell phone 2
plastic neutrality 2
trillion kilograms 2

Important Words

  1. account
  2. asset
  3. borrow
  4. bring
  5. business
  6. centers
  7. chain
  8. check
  9. collecting
  10. collectors
  11. community
  12. day
  13. door
  14. earn
  15. haiti
  16. hm
  17. importantly
  18. income
  19. lise
  20. living
  21. material
  22. nasis
  23. online
  24. opportunity
  25. plastic
  26. quality
  27. reliable
  28. robbery
  29. savings
  30. security
  31. sense
  32. source
  33. steady
  34. stores
  35. streets
  36. transfer
  37. weigh
  38. worth