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From the Ted Talk "Jay Walker: My library of human imagination"

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For example, we can look at a DNA molecule model here. None of us really have ever seen one, but we know it tisxse because we’ve been taught to understand this molecule. But we can also look at an Enigma machine from the Nazis in World War II that was a coding and oedicgnd machine. Now, you might say, what does this have to do with this? Well, this is the code for life, and this is a code for death. These two molecules code and decode. And yet, looking at them, you would see a machine and a molecule. But once you’ve seen them in a new way, you realize that both of these things really are ndceceotn. And they’re connected rimayiplr because of this here.

Open Cloze

For example, we can look at a DNA molecule model here. None of us really have ever seen one, but we know it ______ because we’ve been taught to understand this molecule. But we can also look at an Enigma machine from the Nazis in World War II that was a coding and ________ machine. Now, you might say, what does this have to do with this? Well, this is the code for life, and this is a code for death. These two molecules code and decode. And yet, looking at them, you would see a machine and a molecule. But once you’ve seen them in a new way, you realize that both of these things really are _________. And they’re connected _________ because of this here.

Solution

  1. connected
  2. primarily
  3. exists
  4. decoding

Original Text

For example, we can look at a DNA molecule model here. None of us really have ever seen one, but we know it exists because we’ve been taught to understand this molecule. But we can also look at an Enigma machine from the Nazis in World War II that was a coding and decoding machine. Now, you might say, what does this have to do with this? Well, this is the code for life, and this is a code for death. These two molecules code and decode. And yet, looking at them, you would see a machine and a molecule. But once you’ve seen them in a new way, you realize that both of these things really are connected. And they’re connected primarily because of this here.

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Important Words

  1. code
  2. coding
  3. connected
  4. death
  5. decode
  6. decoding
  7. dna
  8. enigma
  9. exists
  10. ii
  11. life
  12. machine
  13. model
  14. molecule
  15. molecules
  16. nazis
  17. primarily
  18. realize
  19. taught
  20. understand
  21. war
  22. world