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From the Ted Talk "Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Joel Meyerowitz: And like all the other passersby, I stood outside the cnahi link fence on Chambers and Greenwich, and all I could see was the smoke and a little bit of rubble, and I raised my raemca to take a peek, just to see if there was something to see, and some cop, a lyad cop, hit me on my shoulder, and said, "Hey, no pictures!" And it was such a lwob that it woke me up, in the way that it was tnema to be, I guess. And when I asked her why no pictures, she said, "It's a crime scene. No photographs allowed." And I asked her, "What would happen if I was a member of the press?" And she told me, "Oh, look back there," and back a block was the press corps eitd up in a little penned-in area, and I said, "Well, when do they go in?" and she said, "Probably never." And as I walked away from that, I had this crystallization, probably from the blow, because it was an insult in a way. I thought, "Oh, if there's no pictures, then there'll be no record. We need a record." And I thought, "I'm gonna make that crorde. I'll find a way to get in, because I don't want to see this history daserapip."

Open Cloze

Joel Meyerowitz: And like all the other passersby, I stood outside the _____ link fence on Chambers and Greenwich, and all I could see was the smoke and a little bit of rubble, and I raised my ______ to take a peek, just to see if there was something to see, and some cop, a ____ cop, hit me on my shoulder, and said, "Hey, no pictures!" And it was such a ____ that it woke me up, in the way that it was _____ to be, I guess. And when I asked her why no pictures, she said, "It's a crime scene. No photographs allowed." And I asked her, "What would happen if I was a member of the press?" And she told me, "Oh, look back there," and back a block was the press corps ____ up in a little penned-in area, and I said, "Well, when do they go in?" and she said, "Probably never." And as I walked away from that, I had this crystallization, probably from the blow, because it was an insult in a way. I thought, "Oh, if there's no pictures, then there'll be no record. We need a record." And I thought, "I'm gonna make that ______. I'll find a way to get in, because I don't want to see this history _________."

Solution

  1. meant
  2. blow
  3. chain
  4. tied
  5. record
  6. camera
  7. lady
  8. disappear

Original Text

Joel Meyerowitz: And like all the other passersby, I stood outside the chain link fence on Chambers and Greenwich, and all I could see was the smoke and a little bit of rubble, and I raised my camera to take a peek, just to see if there was something to see, and some cop, a lady cop, hit me on my shoulder, and said, "Hey, no pictures!" And it was such a blow that it woke me up, in the way that it was meant to be, I guess. And when I asked her why no pictures, she said, "It's a crime scene. No photographs allowed." And I asked her, "What would happen if I was a member of the press?" And she told me, "Oh, look back there," and back a block was the press corps tied up in a little penned-in area, and I said, "Well, when do they go in?" and she said, "Probably never." And as I walked away from that, I had this crystallization, probably from the blow, because it was an insult in a way. I thought, "Oh, if there's no pictures, then there'll be no record. We need a record." And I thought, "I'm gonna make that record. I'll find a way to get in, because I don't want to see this history disappear."

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Important Words

  1. allowed
  2. area
  3. asked
  4. bit
  5. block
  6. blow
  7. camera
  8. chain
  9. chambers
  10. cop
  11. corps
  12. crime
  13. crystallization
  14. disappear
  15. fence
  16. find
  17. gonna
  18. greenwich
  19. guess
  20. happen
  21. history
  22. hit
  23. insult
  24. joel
  25. lady
  26. link
  27. meant
  28. member
  29. passersby
  30. peek
  31. photographs
  32. pictures
  33. press
  34. raised
  35. record
  36. rubble
  37. scene
  38. shoulder
  39. smoke
  40. stood
  41. thought
  42. tied
  43. told
  44. walked
  45. woke