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From the Ted Talk by Smruti Jukur Johari: What if the poor were part of city planning?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But these places are not unfamiliar to me, because since the age of six, I accompanied my father, a doctor, who tarteed patients in the slums of Bombay. Growing up, I would help him carry his bag of medicines after school lessons — I loved doing that. wniatng to do something about these habitats, I decided to become an architect. But quite early on, I realized that the beauty of atucierhctre was only for the rich. So I decided to do urban planning and joined an NGO in India that works with the uarbn poor who organize themselves to aeccss basic sverecis, such as water, sanitation and housing, for the poor lvinig in cities.

Open Cloze

But these places are not unfamiliar to me, because since the age of six, I accompanied my father, a doctor, who _______ patients in the slums of Bombay. Growing up, I would help him carry his bag of medicines after school lessons — I loved doing that. _______ to do something about these habitats, I decided to become an architect. But quite early on, I realized that the beauty of ____________ was only for the rich. So I decided to do urban planning and joined an NGO in India that works with the _____ poor who organize themselves to ______ basic ________, such as water, sanitation and housing, for the poor ______ in cities.

Solution

  1. services
  2. urban
  3. wanting
  4. treated
  5. architecture
  6. access
  7. living

Original Text

But these places are not unfamiliar to me, because since the age of six, I accompanied my father, a doctor, who treated patients in the slums of Bombay. Growing up, I would help him carry his bag of medicines after school lessons — I loved doing that. Wanting to do something about these habitats, I decided to become an architect. But quite early on, I realized that the beauty of architecture was only for the rich. So I decided to do urban planning and joined an NGO in India that works with the urban poor who organize themselves to access basic services, such as water, sanitation and housing, for the poor living in cities.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
poor people 10
people living 2
large informal 2
informal settlements 2

Important Words

  1. access
  2. accompanied
  3. age
  4. architect
  5. architecture
  6. bag
  7. basic
  8. beauty
  9. bombay
  10. carry
  11. cities
  12. decided
  13. doctor
  14. early
  15. father
  16. growing
  17. habitats
  18. housing
  19. india
  20. joined
  21. lessons
  22. living
  23. loved
  24. medicines
  25. ngo
  26. organize
  27. patients
  28. places
  29. planning
  30. poor
  31. realized
  32. rich
  33. sanitation
  34. school
  35. services
  36. slums
  37. treated
  38. unfamiliar
  39. urban
  40. wanting
  41. water
  42. works