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From the Ted Talk "Tim Brown: Designers -- think big!"

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Now, this was back in the 19th _______. And to do that meant creating the ________ gradients that had ever yet been made, which meant building long viaducts across river valleys — this is actually the viaduct across the Thames at Maidenhead — and long _______ such as the one at Box, in Wiltshire. But he didn't stop there. He didn't ____ with just trying to design the best railway journey. He imagined an integrated transportation system in which it would be possible for a _________ to embark on a train in London and disembark from a ship in New York. One journey from ______ to New York. This is the S.S. Great Western that he built to take care of the second half of that journey.

Solution

  1. passenger
  2. century
  3. stop
  4. flattest
  5. london
  6. tunnels

Original Text

Now, this was back in the 19th century. And to do that meant creating the flattest gradients that had ever yet been made, which meant building long viaducts across river valleys — this is actually the viaduct across the Thames at Maidenhead — and long tunnels such as the one at Box, in Wiltshire. But he didn't stop there. He didn't stop with just trying to design the best railway journey. He imagined an integrated transportation system in which it would be possible for a passenger to embark on a train in London and disembark from a ship in New York. One journey from London to New York. This is the S.S. Great Western that he built to take care of the second half of that journey.

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design thinking 13
great western 3

Important Words

  1. box
  2. building
  3. built
  4. care
  5. century
  6. creating
  7. design
  8. disembark
  9. embark
  10. flattest
  11. gradients
  12. great
  13. imagined
  14. integrated
  15. journey
  16. london
  17. long
  18. maidenhead
  19. meant
  20. passenger
  21. railway
  22. river
  23. ship
  24. stop
  25. system
  26. thames
  27. train
  28. transportation
  29. tunnels
  30. valleys
  31. viaduct
  32. viaducts
  33. western
  34. wiltshire
  35. york