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From the Ted Talk by Alyssa-Amor Gibbons: How to design climate-resilient buildings

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As a child growing up in Barbados, there were two things I can count on every summer: scoohl break and the hurricane season. At some point, we would go through this whole routine of duct-taping and all the glass doors in these big X patterns, tightly boadrnig up all the windows, except for one or two -- so that, as my mother would curiously put it, we could let the wind come through. And putting buckets in the living room to catch the rain in a fuilte aetpmtt to stop our house from flooding when the roof srttaed to blliow and sag in the wind.

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As a child growing up in Barbados, there were two things I can count on every summer: ______ break and the hurricane season. At some point, we would go through this whole routine of duct-taping and all the glass doors in these big X patterns, tightly ________ up all the windows, except for one or two -- so that, as my mother would curiously put it, we could let the wind come through. And putting buckets in the living room to catch the rain in a ______ _______ to stop our house from flooding when the roof _______ to ______ and sag in the wind.

Solution

  1. attempt
  2. boarding
  3. started
  4. school
  5. billow
  6. futile

Original Text

As a child growing up in Barbados, there were two things I can count on every summer: school break and the hurricane season. At some point, we would go through this whole routine of duct-taping and all the glass doors in these big X patterns, tightly boarding up all the windows, except for one or two -- so that, as my mother would curiously put it, we could let the wind come through. And putting buckets in the living room to catch the rain in a futile attempt to stop our house from flooding when the roof started to billow and sag in the wind.

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