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From the Ted Talk by David Carson: Design and discovery

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Having done a lot of magazines, I'm very curious how big magazines handle big stories, and I was very curious to see how Time and Newsweek would hndale 9/11. And I was biaasllcy pretty disappointed to see that they had chosen to show the photo we'd already seen a million times, which was basically the moment of icmpat. And People mnaizgae, I thought, got probably the best shot. It's kind of horsey type, but the texture — the second palne not quite hitting: there was something more eninticg, if that's the right — it's not the right word — but in this cover than Time or Newsweek.

Open Cloze

Having done a lot of magazines, I'm very curious how big magazines handle big stories, and I was very curious to see how Time and Newsweek would ______ 9/11. And I was _________ pretty disappointed to see that they had chosen to show the photo we'd already seen a million times, which was basically the moment of ______. And People ________, I thought, got probably the best shot. It's kind of horsey type, but the texture — the second _____ not quite hitting: there was something more ________, if that's the right — it's not the right word — but in this cover than Time or Newsweek.

Solution

  1. basically
  2. impact
  3. enticing
  4. magazine
  5. plane
  6. handle

Original Text

Having done a lot of magazines, I'm very curious how big magazines handle big stories, and I was very curious to see how Time and Newsweek would handle 9/11. And I was basically pretty disappointed to see that they had chosen to show the photo we'd already seen a million times, which was basically the moment of impact. And People magazine, I thought, got probably the best shot. It's kind of horsey type, but the texture — the second plane not quite hitting: there was something more enticing, if that's the right — it's not the right word — but in this cover than Time or Newsweek.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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