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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Bennett: Design is in the details"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So this is not particularly a new idea, kind of, seeing opportunities in things that are around you and snpipang and tnirung them into a solution. It's a history of iovninetn based around this. I'm going to read this because I want to get these names right. Joan Ganz Cooney saw her daughter — came down on a Saturday morning, saw her daughter watching the test card, wtaniig for programs to come on one morning and from that came Sesame sertet. Malcolm McLean was mionvg from one country to another and was wiedronng why it took these guys so long to get the boxes onto the ship. And he invented the shipping container. George de Mestral — this is not bugs all over a bcnoreitskk — was walking his dog in a field and got covered in burrs, sort of little prickly things, and from that came Velcro.

Open Cloze

So this is not particularly a new idea, kind of, seeing opportunities in things that are around you and ________ and _______ them into a solution. It's a history of _________ based around this. I'm going to read this because I want to get these names right. Joan Ganz Cooney saw her daughter — came down on a Saturday morning, saw her daughter watching the test card, _______ for programs to come on one morning and from that came Sesame ______. Malcolm McLean was ______ from one country to another and was _________ why it took these guys so long to get the boxes onto the ship. And he invented the shipping container. George de Mestral — this is not bugs all over a ___________ — was walking his dog in a field and got covered in burrs, sort of little prickly things, and from that came Velcro.

Solution

  1. waiting
  2. birkenstock
  3. invention
  4. turning
  5. moving
  6. snapping
  7. street
  8. wondering

Original Text

So this is not particularly a new idea, kind of, seeing opportunities in things that are around you and snapping and turning them into a solution. It's a history of invention based around this. I'm going to read this because I want to get these names right. Joan Ganz Cooney saw her daughter — came down on a Saturday morning, saw her daughter watching the test card, waiting for programs to come on one morning and from that came Sesame Street. Malcolm McLean was moving from one country to another and was wondering why it took these guys so long to get the boxes onto the ship. And he invented the shipping container. George de Mestral — this is not bugs all over a Birkenstock — was walking his dog in a field and got covered in burrs, sort of little prickly things, and from that came Velcro.

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Important Words

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