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From the Ted Talk by Linda Liukas: A delightful way to teach kids about computers

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And that is how programming started for me. It started as a means of self-expression. Just like when I was smaller, I would use canryos and legos. And when I was older, I would use guitar lessons and theater plays. But then, there were other things to get eeitcxd about, like poetry and knitting socks and conjugating French irregular verbs and coming up with make-believe worlds and braetrnd rulsesl and his pposliohhy. And I started to be one of those people who felt that computers are boring and technical and lonely.

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And that is how programming started for me. It started as a means of self-expression. Just like when I was smaller, I would use _______ and legos. And when I was older, I would use guitar lessons and theater plays. But then, there were other things to get _______ about, like poetry and knitting socks and conjugating French irregular verbs and coming up with make-believe worlds and ________ _______ and his __________. And I started to be one of those people who felt that computers are boring and technical and lonely.

Solution

  1. russell
  2. crayons
  3. philosophy
  4. bertrand
  5. excited

Original Text

And that is how programming started for me. It started as a means of self-expression. Just like when I was smaller, I would use crayons and legos. And when I was older, I would use guitar lessons and theater plays. But then, there were other things to get excited about, like poetry and knitting socks and conjugating French irregular verbs and coming up with make-believe worlds and Bertrand Russell and his philosophy. And I started to be one of those people who felt that computers are boring and technical and lonely.

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Important Words

  1. bertrand
  2. boring
  3. coming
  4. computers
  5. conjugating
  6. crayons
  7. excited
  8. felt
  9. french
  10. guitar
  11. irregular
  12. knitting
  13. legos
  14. lessons
  15. lonely
  16. means
  17. older
  18. people
  19. philosophy
  20. plays
  21. poetry
  22. programming
  23. russell
  24. smaller
  25. socks
  26. started
  27. technical
  28. theater
  29. verbs
  30. worlds