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From the Ted Talk by Mara Mintzer: How kids can help design cities

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, fast-forward four yraes, and I am psleaed to rerpot that many of the children's ideas are being implemented in the Civic Area. For example, there will be improved access to Boulder Creek, so kids can play selfay in the water. Lighting in previously dark underpasses, so high school students can walk home safely after school at night. And separated biking and walking paths, so speeding bkiers won't hit young people as they stroll by the creek. My daughter and I even skaetd on a new, child-requested ice-skating rink, last winter.

Open Cloze

Now, fast-forward four _____, and I am _______ to ______ that many of the children's ideas are being implemented in the Civic Area. For example, there will be improved access to Boulder Creek, so kids can play ______ in the water. Lighting in previously dark underpasses, so high school students can walk home safely after school at night. And separated biking and walking paths, so speeding ______ won't hit young people as they stroll by the creek. My daughter and I even ______ on a new, child-requested ice-skating rink, last winter.

Solution

  1. safely
  2. skated
  3. report
  4. pleased
  5. years
  6. bikers

Original Text

Now, fast-forward four years, and I am pleased to report that many of the children's ideas are being implemented in the Civic Area. For example, there will be improved access to Boulder Creek, so kids can play safely in the water. Lighting in previously dark underpasses, so high school students can walk home safely after school at night. And separated biking and walking paths, so speeding bikers won't hit young people as they stroll by the creek. My daughter and I even skated on a new, child-requested ice-skating rink, last winter.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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civic area 4
asked children 3
city council 2
city initiative 2
including children 2
city planning 2
young people 2
high school 2
school students 2
public art 2
city friendly 2
successful city 2

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collocation frequency
high school students 2

Important Words

  1. access
  2. area
  3. bikers
  4. biking
  5. boulder
  6. civic
  7. creek
  8. dark
  9. daughter
  10. high
  11. hit
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  16. kids
  17. lighting
  18. night
  19. paths
  20. people
  21. play
  22. pleased
  23. previously
  24. report
  25. rink
  26. safely
  27. school
  28. separated
  29. skated
  30. speeding
  31. stroll
  32. students
  33. underpasses
  34. walk
  35. walking
  36. water
  37. winter
  38. years
  39. young