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From the Ted Talk by Andrew Dent: To eliminate waste, we need to rediscover thrift

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Here's a good example from architecture. Typically, these sorts of metal ndeos are used to hold up large tent steurtucrs. In this case, it in was in the Hague, along a spnhipog center. They used 1600 of the materials on the left. The difference is, by using the solution on the right, they cut down the number of steps from seven to one, because the one on the left is currently welded, the one on the right is slmipy just printed. And it was able to reduce waste to zero, cost less money and also, because it's made out of steel, can be eeltvnualy recycled at the end of its life.

Open Cloze

Here's a good example from architecture. Typically, these sorts of metal _____ are used to hold up large tent __________. In this case, it in was in the Hague, along a ________ center. They used 1600 of the materials on the left. The difference is, by using the solution on the right, they cut down the number of steps from seven to one, because the one on the left is currently welded, the one on the right is ______ just printed. And it was able to reduce waste to zero, cost less money and also, because it's made out of steel, can be __________ recycled at the end of its life.

Solution

  1. shopping
  2. simply
  3. eventually
  4. nodes
  5. structures

Original Text

Here's a good example from architecture. Typically, these sorts of metal nodes are used to hold up large tent structures. In this case, it in was in the Hague, along a shopping center. They used 1600 of the materials on the left. The difference is, by using the solution on the right, they cut down the number of steps from seven to one, because the one on the left is currently welded, the one on the right is simply just printed. And it was able to reduce waste to zero, cost less money and also, because it's made out of steel, can be eventually recycled at the end of its life.

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Important Words

  1. architecture
  2. case
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  30. typically
  31. waste
  32. welded