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From the Ted Talk by David Carson: Design and discovery

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I had requested slides, kind of adamantly, up till the — pretty much, last few days, but was denied ascces to a slide projector. (Laughter) I actually find them a lot more emotional — (ltuhgaer) — and personal, and the neat thing about a slide projector is you can actually fcous the work, unlike PowerPoint and some other programs. Now, I agree that you have to — yeah, there are certain coneosiscns and, you know, if you use a slide projector, you're not able to have the bad type siwng in from the back or the side, or up or down, but maybe that's an O.K. trade-off, to trade that off for a focus. (Laughter) It's a tuhghot. Just a thought. And there's something nice about sldeis getting stuck. And the thing you really hope for is occasionally they burn up, which we won't see tonight. So.

Open Cloze

I had requested slides, kind of adamantly, up till the — pretty much, last few days, but was denied ______ to a slide projector. (Laughter) I actually find them a lot more emotional — (________) — and personal, and the neat thing about a slide projector is you can actually _____ the work, unlike PowerPoint and some other programs. Now, I agree that you have to — yeah, there are certain ___________ and, you know, if you use a slide projector, you're not able to have the bad type _____ in from the back or the side, or up or down, but maybe that's an O.K. trade-off, to trade that off for a focus. (Laughter) It's a _______. Just a thought. And there's something nice about ______ getting stuck. And the thing you really hope for is occasionally they burn up, which we won't see tonight. So.

Solution

  1. slides
  2. focus
  3. thought
  4. access
  5. swing
  6. laughter
  7. concessions

Original Text

I had requested slides, kind of adamantly, up till the — pretty much, last few days, but was denied access to a slide projector. (Laughter) I actually find them a lot more emotional — (Laughter) — and personal, and the neat thing about a slide projector is you can actually focus the work, unlike PowerPoint and some other programs. Now, I agree that you have to — yeah, there are certain concessions and, you know, if you use a slide projector, you're not able to have the bad type swing in from the back or the side, or up or down, but maybe that's an O.K. trade-off, to trade that off for a focus. (Laughter) It's a thought. Just a thought. And there's something nice about slides getting stuck. And the thing you really hope for is occasionally they burn up, which we won't see tonight. So.

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Important Words

  1. access
  2. adamantly
  3. agree
  4. bad
  5. burn
  6. concessions
  7. days
  8. denied
  9. emotional
  10. find
  11. focus
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  14. laughter
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  23. projector
  24. requested
  25. side
  26. slide
  27. slides
  28. stuck
  29. swing
  30. thought
  31. tonight
  32. trade
  33. type
  34. work
  35. yeah