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From the Ted Talk "Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard!"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

So kids don't have as hard of a time with this, and I saw in my own son, I gave him this ____. I'm a good hippie dad, so I'm like, "Okay, you're going to learn to love the moon. I'm going to give you some building ______ and they're nonrectilinear cactus ________ blocks, so it's totally _____." But he doesn't really know what to do with these. I didn't show him. And so he's like, "Okay, I'll just mess around with this." This is no different than the sticks are to the teens in the forest. Just going to try to put them in shapes and push on them and _____. And before long, he's kind of got this mechanism where you can almost ______ and catapult objects around, and he enlists us in helping him.

Solution

  1. building
  2. stuff
  3. blocks
  4. launch
  5. book
  6. legit

Original Text

So kids don't have as hard of a time with this, and I saw in my own son, I gave him this book. I'm a good hippie dad, so I'm like, "Okay, you're going to learn to love the moon. I'm going to give you some building blocks and they're nonrectilinear cactus building blocks, so it's totally legit." But he doesn't really know what to do with these. I didn't show him. And so he's like, "Okay, I'll just mess around with this." This is no different than the sticks are to the teens in the forest. Just going to try to put them in shapes and push on them and stuff. And before long, he's kind of got this mechanism where you can almost launch and catapult objects around, and he enlists us in helping him.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
world works 5
piano circuit 4
musical notes 3

Important Words

  1. blocks
  2. book
  3. building
  4. cactus
  5. catapult
  6. dad
  7. enlists
  8. forest
  9. gave
  10. give
  11. good
  12. hard
  13. helping
  14. hippie
  15. kids
  16. kind
  17. launch
  18. learn
  19. legit
  20. long
  21. love
  22. mechanism
  23. mess
  24. moon
  25. nonrectilinear
  26. objects
  27. push
  28. put
  29. shapes
  30. show
  31. son
  32. sticks
  33. stuff
  34. teens
  35. time
  36. totally