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From the Ted Talk by William McDonough: Cradle to cradle design

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And so I will fiisnh by showing you a new city we're designing for the Chinese government. We're doing 12 cietis for cinha right now, bsead on cradle to cradle as tlteemaps. Our agennsimst is to develop protocols for the housing for 400 million people in 12 years. We did a mass energy balance — if they use brick, they will lose all their soil and burn all their coal. They'll have cities with no energy and no food. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding — here's Madam Deng Nan, Deng Xiaoping's daughter — for China to adopt cradle to cradle. Because if they toxify themselves, being the lowest-cost producer, send it to the lowest-cost distribution — Wal-Mart — and then we send them all our moeny, what we'll discover is that we have what, effectively, when I was a student, was called mutually assured dtucsritoen.

Open Cloze

And so I will ______ by showing you a new city we're designing for the Chinese government. We're doing 12 ______ for _____ right now, _____ on cradle to cradle as _________. Our __________ is to develop protocols for the housing for 400 million people in 12 years. We did a mass energy balance — if they use brick, they will lose all their soil and burn all their coal. They'll have cities with no energy and no food. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding — here's Madam Deng Nan, Deng Xiaoping's daughter — for China to adopt cradle to cradle. Because if they toxify themselves, being the lowest-cost producer, send it to the lowest-cost distribution — Wal-Mart — and then we send them all our _____, what we'll discover is that we have what, effectively, when I was a student, was called mutually assured ___________.

Solution

  1. based
  2. destruction
  3. finish
  4. templates
  5. cities
  6. china
  7. money
  8. assignment

Original Text

And so I will finish by showing you a new city we're designing for the Chinese government. We're doing 12 cities for China right now, based on cradle to cradle as templates. Our assignment is to develop protocols for the housing for 400 million people in 12 years. We did a mass energy balance — if they use brick, they will lose all their soil and burn all their coal. They'll have cities with no energy and no food. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding — here's Madam Deng Nan, Deng Xiaoping's daughter — for China to adopt cradle to cradle. Because if they toxify themselves, being the lowest-cost producer, send it to the lowest-cost distribution — Wal-Mart — and then we send them all our money, what we'll discover is that we have what, effectively, when I was a student, was called mutually assured destruction.

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Important Words

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