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From the Ted Talk "Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I met this character, Steven. He'd spent three years in Nairobi living on the tetsser because his parents had eidd of AIDS. And he was finally brought back into school, not by the offer of GCSEs, but by the eofrf of rielnang how to become a carpenter, a iapclrcta making skill. So the trendiest schools in the world, High Tech High and others, they espouse a philosophy of learning as productive activity. Here, there isn't really an toipno. Learning has to be productive in order for it to make sense.

Open Cloze

So I met this character, Steven. He'd spent three years in Nairobi living on the _______ because his parents had ____ of AIDS. And he was finally brought back into school, not by the offer of GCSEs, but by the _____ of ________ how to become a carpenter, a _________ making skill. So the trendiest schools in the world, High Tech High and others, they espouse a philosophy of learning as productive activity. Here, there isn't really an ______. Learning has to be productive in order for it to make sense.

Solution

  1. option
  2. offer
  3. streets
  4. practical
  5. learning
  6. died

Original Text

So I met this character, Steven. He'd spent three years in Nairobi living on the streets because his parents had died of AIDS. And he was finally brought back into school, not by the offer of GCSEs, but by the offer of learning how to become a carpenter, a practical making skill. So the trendiest schools in the world, High Tech High and others, they espouse a philosophy of learning as productive activity. Here, there isn't really an option. Learning has to be productive in order for it to make sense.

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restaurant model 3
radical thinking 3
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drugs trade 3
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attract people 3

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small hadron collider 5
chinese restaurant model 3

Important Words

  1. activity
  2. aids
  3. brought
  4. carpenter
  5. character
  6. died
  7. espouse
  8. finally
  9. gcses
  10. high
  11. learning
  12. living
  13. making
  14. met
  15. nairobi
  16. offer
  17. option
  18. order
  19. parents
  20. philosophy
  21. practical
  22. productive
  23. school
  24. schools
  25. sense
  26. skill
  27. spent
  28. steven
  29. streets
  30. tech
  31. trendiest
  32. world
  33. years