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"From the Ted Talk by Chiki Sarkar: How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so I left my plush corner office and my job as the publisher of India's top publishing company, and I set up on my own. I moved into a single large room in a cheap bohemian district of Delhi, with a slmal team. And there, I set up a new kind of puislhinbg hsoue. A new kind of publishing house needs a new kind of reader and a new kind of book. And so I asked myself, "What would this new reader want? Would they prize urgcney, relevance, timeliness, dstreceins — the very qualities they seem to want from their oilnne services, indeed, the qualities they seem to want from life today?"

Open Cloze

And so I left my plush corner office and my job as the publisher of India's top publishing company, and I set up on my own. I moved into a single large room in a cheap bohemian district of Delhi, with a _____ team. And there, I set up a new kind of __________ _____. A new kind of publishing house needs a new kind of reader and a new kind of book. And so I asked myself, "What would this new reader want? Would they prize _______, relevance, timeliness, __________ — the very qualities they seem to want from their ______ services, indeed, the qualities they seem to want from life today?"

Solution

  1. publishing
  2. house
  3. directness
  4. online
  5. small
  6. urgency

Original Text

And so I left my plush corner office and my job as the publisher of India's top publishing company, and I set up on my own. I moved into a single large room in a cheap bohemian district of Delhi, with a small team. And there, I set up a new kind of publishing house. A new kind of publishing house needs a new kind of reader and a new kind of book. And so I asked myself, "What would this new reader want? Would they prize urgency, relevance, timeliness, directness — the very qualities they seem to want from their online services, indeed, the qualities they seem to want from life today?"

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Important Words

  1. asked
  2. bohemian
  3. book
  4. cheap
  5. company
  6. corner
  7. delhi
  8. directness
  9. district
  10. house
  11. job
  12. kind
  13. large
  14. left
  15. life
  16. moved
  17. office
  18. online
  19. plush
  20. prize
  21. publisher
  22. publishing
  23. qualities
  24. reader
  25. relevance
  26. room
  27. services
  28. set
  29. single
  30. small
  31. team
  32. timeliness
  33. today
  34. top
  35. urgency