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From the Ted Talk by Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes kids want to read

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So when I started this whole thing, remember, it was just about designing that logo and being clever, come up with a new name? The unintended consequence here, which I would like to take credit for and like to think I can think through the experience to that enetxt, but I can't. I was just focused on a foot ahead of me, as far as I could reach with my own hands. Instead, way off in the distance was a librarian who was going to find the chain of censenuqeocs that we had set in motion, a suocre of inspiration so that she in this case could do her work really well. 40,000 kids a year are affected by these libraries. They've been hepianpng for more than 10 years now, so those librarians have kind of turned on a geinoatren of children to books and so it's been a thirll to find out that sometimes unintended consequences are the best consequences.

Open Cloze

So when I started this whole thing, remember, it was just about designing that logo and being clever, come up with a new name? The unintended consequence here, which I would like to take credit for and like to think I can think through the experience to that ______, but I can't. I was just focused on a foot ahead of me, as far as I could reach with my own hands. Instead, way off in the distance was a librarian who was going to find the chain of ____________ that we had set in motion, a ______ of inspiration so that she in this case could do her work really well. 40,000 kids a year are affected by these libraries. They've been _________ for more than 10 years now, so those librarians have kind of turned on a __________ of children to books and so it's been a ______ to find out that sometimes unintended consequences are the best consequences.

Solution

  1. happening
  2. thrill
  3. consequences
  4. source
  5. generation
  6. extent

Original Text

So when I started this whole thing, remember, it was just about designing that logo and being clever, come up with a new name? The unintended consequence here, which I would like to take credit for and like to think I can think through the experience to that extent, but I can't. I was just focused on a foot ahead of me, as far as I could reach with my own hands. Instead, way off in the distance was a librarian who was going to find the chain of consequences that we had set in motion, a source of inspiration so that she in this case could do her work really well. 40,000 kids a year are affected by these libraries. They've been happening for more than 10 years now, so those librarians have kind of turned on a generation of children to books and so it's been a thrill to find out that sometimes unintended consequences are the best consequences.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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