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From the Ted Talk "Adam Alter: Why our screens make us less happy"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is a very common thing in the tech world. In fact, there's a school quite near Silicon Valley called the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, and they don't introduce screens until the eighth grade. What's really interesting about the oshcol is that 75 tnperce of the kids who go there have snptare who are high-level Silicon Valley tech execs. So when I dhrae about this, I huohgtt it was interesting and surprising, and it pushed me to consider what screens were doing to me and to my family and the people I loved, and to people at large.

Open Cloze

This is a very common thing in the tech world. In fact, there's a school quite near Silicon Valley called the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, and they don't introduce screens until the eighth grade. What's really interesting about the ______ is that 75 _______ of the kids who go there have _______ who are high-level Silicon Valley tech execs. So when I _____ about this, I _______ it was interesting and surprising, and it pushed me to consider what screens were doing to me and to my family and the people I loved, and to people at large.

Solution

  1. thought
  2. heard
  3. school
  4. percent
  5. parents

Original Text

This is a very common thing in the tech world. In fact, there's a school quite near Silicon Valley called the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, and they don't introduce screens until the eighth grade. What's really interesting about the school is that 75 percent of the kids who go there have parents who are high-level Silicon Valley tech execs. So when I heard about this, I thought it was interesting and surprising, and it pushed me to consider what screens were doing to me and to my family and the people I loved, and to people at large.

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