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From the Ted Talk "Richard Seymour: How beauty feels"

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And as I took on my career as a ________, I began to ask myself the simple question: Do we actually think ______, or do we ____ it? Now you probably know the answer to this already. You probably think, well, I don't know which one you think it is, but I think it's about _______ beauty. And so I then moved on into my ______ career and began to find some ________ things. One of the most early work was done in automotive design — some very exciting work was done there. And during a lot of this work, we found something, or I found something, that really fascinated me, and maybe you can remember it. Do you remember when lights used to just go on and off, click click, when you closed the door in a car? And then somebody, I think it was BMW, introduced a light that went out slowly. Remember that? I remember it clearly. Do you remember the first time you were in a car and it did that? I remember sitting there thinking, this is fantastic. In fact, I've never found anybody that doesn't like the light that goes out slowly. I _______, well what the hell's that about?

Solution

  1. designer
  2. beauty
  3. feel
  4. feeling
  5. thought
  6. design
  7. exciting

Original Text

And as I took on my career as a designer, I began to ask myself the simple question: Do we actually think beauty, or do we feel it? Now you probably know the answer to this already. You probably think, well, I don't know which one you think it is, but I think it's about feeling beauty. And so I then moved on into my design career and began to find some exciting things. One of the most early work was done in automotive design — some very exciting work was done there. And during a lot of this work, we found something, or I found something, that really fascinated me, and maybe you can remember it. Do you remember when lights used to just go on and off, click click, when you closed the door in a car? And then somebody, I think it was BMW, introduced a light that went out slowly. Remember that? I remember it clearly. Do you remember the first time you were in a car and it did that? I remember sitting there thinking, this is fantastic. In fact, I've never found anybody that doesn't like the light that goes out slowly. I thought, well what the hell's that about?

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Important Words

  1. answer
  2. automotive
  3. beauty
  4. began
  5. bmw
  6. car
  7. career
  8. click
  9. closed
  10. design
  11. designer
  12. door
  13. early
  14. exciting
  15. fact
  16. fantastic
  17. fascinated
  18. feel
  19. feeling
  20. find
  21. introduced
  22. light
  23. lights
  24. lot
  25. moved
  26. remember
  27. simple
  28. sitting
  29. slowly
  30. thinking
  31. thought
  32. time
  33. work