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From the Ted Talk by Manu Peni: The sustainable brilliance of Indigenous design

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When I rtreneud home, the first thing I did was I wanted to build myself a house. People in the vellagis understood that I was away from home for a long time, so they advised me to build a house that was made of traditional materials, using traditional knowledge and skills. Many of the houses in my village still have roof made of thatched sago leaves held together by cane vines and other renewable resources from the nearby ferost. The deignss continue to change over time because of climate change, but I didn’t listen to them. You see, I went to a modern school. I know more and I know better. So I bulit my house on high steel posts, iron roofing and all modern martaeils. When my hosue was finished, they came and told me, "You are wrong."

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When I ________ home, the first thing I did was I wanted to build myself a house. People in the ________ understood that I was away from home for a long time, so they advised me to build a house that was made of traditional materials, using traditional knowledge and skills. Many of the houses in my village still have roof made of thatched sago leaves held together by cane vines and other renewable resources from the nearby ______. The _______ continue to change over time because of climate change, but I didn’t listen to them. You see, I went to a modern school. I know more and I know better. So I _____ my house on high steel posts, iron roofing and all modern _________. When my _____ was finished, they came and told me, "You are wrong."

Solution

  1. built
  2. returned
  3. house
  4. forest
  5. materials
  6. designs
  7. villages

Original Text

When I returned home, the first thing I did was I wanted to build myself a house. People in the villages understood that I was away from home for a long time, so they advised me to build a house that was made of traditional materials, using traditional knowledge and skills. Many of the houses in my village still have roof made of thatched sago leaves held together by cane vines and other renewable resources from the nearby forest. The designs continue to change over time because of climate change, but I didn’t listen to them. You see, I went to a modern school. I know more and I know better. So I built my house on high steel posts, iron roofing and all modern materials. When my house was finished, they came and told me, "You are wrong."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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climate change 2
cultural traditions 2
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Important Words

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