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From the Ted Talk by Ali Kashani: A friendly, autonomous robot that delivers your food

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let's be honest. We are addicted to our cars. Did you know that in America, for every car, there are four parking spots? In some dnnotowws, over half of the real estate is for cars. We have dsnieegd our cities around our cars, because we divre whether we're going two miles or 200 miles. Solo, or with our whole fmliay. We get into the same SUV to go buy coffee or a coffee table. If we could free up some of these streets and parking lots, we could build more housing, more social spaces, more parks. But to do that, first, we need to rhtneik how we are using cars today.

Open Cloze

Let's be honest. We are addicted to our cars. Did you know that in America, for every car, there are four parking spots? In some _________, over half of the real estate is for cars. We have ________ our cities around our cars, because we _____ whether we're going two miles or 200 miles. Solo, or with our whole ______. We get into the same SUV to go buy coffee or a coffee table. If we could free up some of these streets and parking lots, we could build more housing, more social spaces, more parks. But to do that, first, we need to _______ how we are using cars today.

Solution

  1. drive
  2. designed
  3. rethink
  4. family
  5. downtowns

Original Text

Let's be honest. We are addicted to our cars. Did you know that in America, for every car, there are four parking spots? In some downtowns, over half of the real estate is for cars. We have designed our cities around our cars, because we drive whether we're going two miles or 200 miles. Solo, or with our whole family. We get into the same SUV to go buy coffee or a coffee table. If we could free up some of these streets and parking lots, we could build more housing, more social spaces, more parks. But to do that, first, we need to rethink how we are using cars today.

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Important Words

  1. addicted
  2. america
  3. build
  4. buy
  5. car
  6. cars
  7. cities
  8. coffee
  9. designed
  10. downtowns
  11. drive
  12. estate
  13. family
  14. free
  15. honest
  16. housing
  17. lots
  18. miles
  19. parking
  20. parks
  21. real
  22. rethink
  23. social
  24. solo
  25. spaces
  26. spots
  27. streets
  28. suv
  29. table
  30. today