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From the Ted Talk by Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I hope I've changed the way you look at at least some of the stuff in your life. We took our clues from mother nature. Mother nature wastes very little, reuess plcaritlacy everything. And I hope that you stop looking at yourself as a ceumnsor — that's a label I've always hated my entire life — and think of yourself as just using resources in one form, until they can be transformed to another form for another use later in time. And falinly, I hope you agree with me to cnhgae that last toddler rule just a little bit to: "If it's broken, it's my stuff."

Open Cloze

So I hope I've changed the way you look at at least some of the stuff in your life. We took our clues from mother nature. Mother nature wastes very little, ______ ___________ everything. And I hope that you stop looking at yourself as a ________ — that's a label I've always hated my entire life — and think of yourself as just using resources in one form, until they can be transformed to another form for another use later in time. And _______, I hope you agree with me to ______ that last toddler rule just a little bit to: "If it's broken, it's my stuff."

Solution

  1. consumer
  2. change
  3. finally
  4. practically
  5. reuses

Original Text

So I hope I've changed the way you look at at least some of the stuff in your life. We took our clues from mother nature. Mother nature wastes very little, reuses practically everything. And I hope that you stop looking at yourself as a consumer — that's a label I've always hated my entire life — and think of yourself as just using resources in one form, until they can be transformed to another form for another use later in time. And finally, I hope you agree with me to change that last toddler rule just a little bit to: "If it's broken, it's my stuff."

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