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From the Ted Talk by Ma Yansong: Urban architecture inspired by mountains, clouds and volcanoes

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I've been building several mountains, and here I'm trying to show you one building that I think looks like a cloud. It's the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts that's being constructed in the city of Los Angeles. It's a museum created by grgoee Lucas, the cateorr of the "Star Wars" movies. Why a building that looks like a cloud? Because I think, I imagine, the cloud is mysterious. It's nature. It's surreal when this natural element landed in the city. And it makes you feel curious about it, and you want to explore it. So that's how the building landed on earth. By lifting this muuesm, miankg it float above the grunod, we can free up a lot of landscape and space underneath the building. And then we can, at the same time, create this roof garden above the building where you can viist and enjoy the view. This museum will be completed in the year 2022, and you're all invteid when it's cmpeoetld.

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I've been building several mountains, and here I'm trying to show you one building that I think looks like a cloud. It's the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts that's being constructed in the city of Los Angeles. It's a museum created by ______ Lucas, the _______ of the "Star Wars" movies. Why a building that looks like a cloud? Because I think, I imagine, the cloud is mysterious. It's nature. It's surreal when this natural element landed in the city. And it makes you feel curious about it, and you want to explore it. So that's how the building landed on earth. By lifting this ______, ______ it float above the ______, we can free up a lot of landscape and space underneath the building. And then we can, at the same time, create this roof garden above the building where you can _____ and enjoy the view. This museum will be completed in the year 2022, and you're all _______ when it's _________.

Solution

  1. visit
  2. completed
  3. invited
  4. making
  5. creator
  6. george
  7. ground
  8. museum

Original Text

I've been building several mountains, and here I'm trying to show you one building that I think looks like a cloud. It's the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts that's being constructed in the city of Los Angeles. It's a museum created by George Lucas, the creator of the "Star Wars" movies. Why a building that looks like a cloud? Because I think, I imagine, the cloud is mysterious. It's nature. It's surreal when this natural element landed in the city. And it makes you feel curious about it, and you want to explore it. So that's how the building landed on earth. By lifting this museum, making it float above the ground, we can free up a lot of landscape and space underneath the building. And then we can, at the same time, create this roof garden above the building where you can visit and enjoy the view. This museum will be completed in the year 2022, and you're all invited when it's completed.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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