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"From the Ted Talk by Joshua Prince-Ramus: Behind the design of Seattle's library"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What you're seeing on the right is the design of the library, specifically in terms of square footage. On the left of that diagram, here, you'll see a series of five platforms — sort of cmobs, collective programs. And on the right are the more indeterminate spaces; things like reading rooms, whose evolution in 20, 30, 40 years we can't pricdet. So that literally was the design of the building. They signed it, and to their chagrin, we came back a week later, and we presented them this. And as you can see, it is lralitely the dgaiarm on the right.

Open Cloze

What you're seeing on the right is the design of the library, specifically in terms of square footage. On the left of that diagram, here, you'll see a series of five platforms — sort of _____, collective programs. And on the right are the more indeterminate spaces; things like reading rooms, whose evolution in 20, 30, 40 years we can't _______. So that literally was the design of the building. They signed it, and to their chagrin, we came back a week later, and we presented them this. And as you can see, it is _________ the _______ on the right.

Solution

  1. predict
  2. combs
  3. diagram
  4. literally

Original Text

What you're seeing on the right is the design of the library, specifically in terms of square footage. On the left of that diagram, here, you'll see a series of five platforms — sort of combs, collective programs. And on the right are the more indeterminate spaces; things like reading rooms, whose evolution in 20, 30, 40 years we can't predict. So that literally was the design of the building. They signed it, and to their chagrin, we came back a week later, and we presented them this. And as you can see, it is literally the diagram on the right.

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Important Words

  1. building
  2. chagrin
  3. collective
  4. combs
  5. design
  6. diagram
  7. evolution
  8. footage
  9. indeterminate
  10. left
  11. library
  12. literally
  13. platforms
  14. predict
  15. presented
  16. programs
  17. reading
  18. rooms
  19. series
  20. signed
  21. sort
  22. specifically
  23. square
  24. terms
  25. week
  26. years