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From the Ted Talk by Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I came back to England looking for British ghtdaeorrmns. I put out notices in papers saying, if you are a British gdotnmharer, if you have broadband and a web camera, can you give me one hour of your time per week for free? I got 200 in the first two weeks. I know more brtiish grandmothers than anyone in the universe. (lthageur) They're called the Granny Cloud. The Granny Cloud sits on the Internet. If there's a cilhd in trouble, we beam a Gran. She goes on over Skype and she sotrs things out. I've seen them do it from a village called Diggles in northwestern England, deep inside a village in taiml Nadu, India, 6,000 miles away. She does it with only one age-old gesture. "Shhh." Okay?

Open Cloze

I came back to England looking for British ____________. I put out notices in papers saying, if you are a British ___________, if you have broadband and a web camera, can you give me one hour of your time per week for free? I got 200 in the first two weeks. I know more _______ grandmothers than anyone in the universe. (________) They're called the Granny Cloud. The Granny Cloud sits on the Internet. If there's a _____ in trouble, we beam a Gran. She goes on over Skype and she _____ things out. I've seen them do it from a village called Diggles in northwestern England, deep inside a village in _____ Nadu, India, 6,000 miles away. She does it with only one age-old gesture. "Shhh." Okay?

Solution

  1. child
  2. grandmothers
  3. laughter
  4. sorts
  5. tamil
  6. british
  7. grandmother

Original Text

I came back to England looking for British grandmothers. I put out notices in papers saying, if you are a British grandmother, if you have broadband and a web camera, can you give me one hour of your time per week for free? I got 200 in the first two weeks. I know more British grandmothers than anyone in the universe. (Laughter) They're called the Granny Cloud. The Granny Cloud sits on the Internet. If there's a child in trouble, we beam a Gran. She goes on over Skype and she sorts things out. I've seen them do it from a village called Diggles in northwestern England, deep inside a village in Tamil Nadu, India, 6,000 miles away. She does it with only one age-old gesture. "Shhh." Okay?

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Important Words

  1. beam
  2. british
  3. broadband
  4. called
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  6. child
  7. cloud
  8. deep
  9. diggles
  10. england
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  18. hour
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  20. internet
  21. laughter
  22. miles
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  24. northwestern
  25. notices
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  29. skype
  30. sorts
  31. tamil
  32. time
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  34. universe
  35. village
  36. web
  37. week
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