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"From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Boston doesn't just have a call center. It has an app, a Web and mobile app, called Citizens cceonnt. Now we didn't write this app. This is the work of the very smart people at the oiffce of New Urban Mechanics in btoson. So one day — this is an autacl report — this came in: "Opossum in my trashcan. Can't tell if it's dead. How do I get this reemovd?" But what happens with Citizens Connect is different. So Scott was speaking person-to-person. But on Citizens Connect everything is public, so everybody can see this. And in this case, a nhiogebr saw it. And the next report we got said, "I walked over to this loaoctin, found the trashcan behind the hsuoe. Opossum? Check. Living? Yep. Turned trashcan on its side. Walked home. Goodnight sweet opossum."

Open Cloze

Boston doesn't just have a call center. It has an app, a Web and mobile app, called Citizens _______. Now we didn't write this app. This is the work of the very smart people at the ______ of New Urban Mechanics in ______. So one day — this is an ______ report — this came in: "Opossum in my trashcan. Can't tell if it's dead. How do I get this _______?" But what happens with Citizens Connect is different. So Scott was speaking person-to-person. But on Citizens Connect everything is public, so everybody can see this. And in this case, a ________ saw it. And the next report we got said, "I walked over to this ________, found the trashcan behind the _____. Opossum? Check. Living? Yep. Turned trashcan on its side. Walked home. Goodnight sweet opossum."

Solution

  1. removed
  2. office
  3. actual
  4. location
  5. neighbor
  6. boston
  7. house
  8. connect

Original Text

Boston doesn't just have a call center. It has an app, a Web and mobile app, called Citizens Connect. Now we didn't write this app. This is the work of the very smart people at the Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston. So one day — this is an actual report — this came in: "Opossum in my trashcan. Can't tell if it's dead. How do I get this removed?" But what happens with Citizens Connect is different. So Scott was speaking person-to-person. But on Citizens Connect everything is public, so everybody can see this. And in this case, a neighbor saw it. And the next report we got said, "I walked over to this location, found the trashcan behind the house. Opossum? Check. Living? Yep. Turned trashcan on its side. Walked home. Goodnight sweet opossum."

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
call center 3
citizens connect 3

Important Words

  1. actual
  2. app
  3. boston
  4. call
  5. called
  6. case
  7. center
  8. check
  9. citizens
  10. connect
  11. day
  12. dead
  13. goodnight
  14. home
  15. house
  16. living
  17. location
  18. mechanics
  19. mobile
  20. neighbor
  21. office
  22. opossum
  23. people
  24. public
  25. removed
  26. report
  27. scott
  28. side
  29. smart
  30. speaking
  31. sweet
  32. trashcan
  33. turned
  34. urban
  35. walked
  36. web
  37. work
  38. write
  39. yep