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From the Ted Talk "Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

And then the sad thing is, although preschools are full of this ____ of stuff, as kids go through the school system it all gets taken away. They ____ this stuff that ___________ this ____ of _______ and building mode of thinking. And of course, by the time you get to the average workplace, maybe the best construction tool we have might be the Post-it notes. It’s ______ barren. But by giving project teams and the clients who they’re working with permission to think with their hands, quite complex ideas can spring into life and go right through to execution much more easily.

Solution

  1. sort
  2. kind
  3. playful
  4. pretty
  5. lose
  6. facilitates

Original Text

And then the sad thing is, although preschools are full of this kind of stuff, as kids go through the school system it all gets taken away. They lose this stuff that facilitates this sort of playful and building mode of thinking. And of course, by the time you get to the average workplace, maybe the best construction tool we have might be the Post-it notes. It’s pretty barren. But by giving project teams and the clients who they’re working with permission to think with their hands, quite complex ideas can spring into life and go right through to execution much more easily.

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Important Words

  1. average
  2. barren
  3. building
  4. clients
  5. complex
  6. construction
  7. easily
  8. execution
  9. facilitates
  10. full
  11. giving
  12. hands
  13. ideas
  14. kids
  15. kind
  16. life
  17. lose
  18. mode
  19. notes
  20. permission
  21. playful
  22. preschools
  23. pretty
  24. project
  25. sad
  26. school
  27. sort
  28. spring
  29. stuff
  30. system
  31. teams
  32. thinking
  33. time
  34. tool
  35. working
  36. workplace