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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

There's currently over a thousand TED Talks on the TED website. And I guess many of you here think that this is quite fantastic, except for me, I don't agree with this. I think we have a sitauiton here. Because if you think about it, 1,000 TED Talks, that's over 1,000 ideas worth spreading. How on earth are you going to spread a thousand idaes? Even if you just try to get all of those ideas into your head by watching all those thousand TED veiods, it would actually currently take you over 250 hours to do so. And I did a little calculation of this. The damage to the economy for each one who does this is around \$15,000. So having seen this dngaer to the economy, I thought, we need to find a solution to this problem.

## Open Cloze

There's currently over a thousand TED Talks on the TED website. And I guess many of you here think that this is quite fantastic, except for me, I don't agree with this. I think we have a _________ here. Because if you think about it, 1,000 TED Talks, that's over 1,000 ideas worth spreading. How on earth are you going to spread a thousand _____? Even if you just try to get all of those ideas into your head by watching all those thousand TED ______, it would actually currently take you over 250 hours to do so. And I did a little calculation of this. The damage to the economy for each one who does this is around \$15,000. So having seen this ______ to the economy, I thought, we need to find a solution to this problem.

1. videos
2. danger
3. ideas
4. situation

## Original Text

There's currently over a thousand TED Talks on the TED website. And I guess many of you here think that this is quite fantastic, except for me, I don't agree with this. I think we have a situation here. Because if you think about it, 1,000 TED Talks, that's over 1,000 ideas worth spreading. How on earth are you going to spread a thousand ideas? Even if you just try to get all of those ideas into your head by watching all those thousand TED videos, it would actually currently take you over 250 hours to do so. And I did a little calculation of this. The damage to the economy for each one who does this is around \$15,000. So having seen this danger to the economy, I thought, we need to find a solution to this problem.

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