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From the Ted Talk by José Bowen: Beethoven the businessman

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Remember Gutenberg and the other kind of printing? Music is a little more complicated. It took a little longer to figure out: How do I cerate a cehap way to dirtusibte sheet music? In London, at the time of the American rtooivueln, there are 12 music shops. By 1800, there are 30. By 1820, there are 150. So the internet wasn't the first time this happened, because think about what happens when, all of a sudden, you go from "If I want to hear music, I've got to go hear Bach, I've got to go hear maozrt." That meant you had to actually go hear Mozart. You didn't buy a CD of Mozart, you didn't download Mozart. You couldn't even buy Mozart sheet music, at least not easily or caheply. But if you wanted to hear Mozart or Bach, you had to go to Germany and go hear them.

Open Cloze

Remember Gutenberg and the other kind of printing? Music is a little more complicated. It took a little longer to figure out: How do I ______ a _____ way to __________ sheet music? In London, at the time of the American __________, there are 12 music shops. By 1800, there are 30. By 1820, there are 150. So the internet wasn't the first time this happened, because think about what happens when, all of a sudden, you go from "If I want to hear music, I've got to go hear Bach, I've got to go hear ______." That meant you had to actually go hear Mozart. You didn't buy a CD of Mozart, you didn't download Mozart. You couldn't even buy Mozart sheet music, at least not easily or _______. But if you wanted to hear Mozart or Bach, you had to go to Germany and go hear them.

Solution

  1. distribute
  2. mozart
  3. revolution
  4. cheaply
  5. cheap
  6. create

Original Text

Remember Gutenberg and the other kind of printing? Music is a little more complicated. It took a little longer to figure out: How do I create a cheap way to distribute sheet music? In London, at the time of the American Revolution, there are 12 music shops. By 1800, there are 30. By 1820, there are 150. So the internet wasn't the first time this happened, because think about what happens when, all of a sudden, you go from "If I want to hear music, I've got to go hear Bach, I've got to go hear Mozart." That meant you had to actually go hear Mozart. You didn't buy a CD of Mozart, you didn't download Mozart. You couldn't even buy Mozart sheet music, at least not easily or cheaply. But if you wanted to hear Mozart or Bach, you had to go to Germany and go hear them.

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Important Words

  1. american
  2. bach
  3. buy
  4. cd
  5. cheap
  6. cheaply
  7. complicated
  8. create
  9. distribute
  10. download
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  13. germany
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  17. internet
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  30. time
  31. wanted