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From the Ted Talk by David Carson: Design and discovery

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is some work from Ray Gun. And the pniot of this magazine was to read the articles, listen to the music, and try to iterrnpet it. There's no grid, there's no system, there's nothing set up in advance. This is an oeepnr for Brian Eno, and it's just kind of my personal irettrtinoeapn of the music. This is rockstars tlnkaig about teachers they had letsud after in school. There's a lot of great writing in "Ray Gun." And I was fortunate to find a photograph of a teacher sitting on some books. (Laughter)

Open Cloze

This is some work from Ray Gun. And the _____ of this magazine was to read the articles, listen to the music, and try to _________ it. There's no grid, there's no system, there's nothing set up in advance. This is an ______ for Brian Eno, and it's just kind of my personal ______________ of the music. This is rockstars _______ about teachers they had ______ after in school. There's a lot of great writing in "Ray Gun." And I was fortunate to find a photograph of a teacher sitting on some books. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. lusted
  2. interpret
  3. interpretation
  4. point
  5. talking
  6. opener

Original Text

This is some work from Ray Gun. And the point of this magazine was to read the articles, listen to the music, and try to interpret it. There's no grid, there's no system, there's nothing set up in advance. This is an opener for Brian Eno, and it's just kind of my personal interpretation of the music. This is rockstars talking about teachers they had lusted after in school. There's a lot of great writing in "Ray Gun." And I was fortunate to find a photograph of a teacher sitting on some books. (Laughter)

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. advance
  2. articles
  3. books
  4. brian
  5. eno
  6. find
  7. fortunate
  8. great
  9. grid
  10. gun
  11. interpret
  12. interpretation
  13. kind
  14. laughter
  15. listen
  16. lot
  17. lusted
  18. magazine
  19. music
  20. opener
  21. personal
  22. photograph
  23. point
  24. ray
  25. read
  26. rockstars
  27. school
  28. set
  29. sitting
  30. system
  31. talking
  32. teacher
  33. teachers
  34. work
  35. writing