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"From the Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

But all that should support learning. It shouldn't ________ it, which of course it often does. So in _____ of curiosity, what we have is a culture of compliance. Our children and teachers are encouraged to follow routine __________ rather than to excite that power of ___________ and curiosity. And the third principle is this: that human life is inherently creative. It's why we all have different résumés. We create our lives, and we can recreate them as we go through them. It's the common currency of being a human being. It's why human culture is so interesting and diverse and _______. I mean, other animals may well have imaginations and creativity, but it's not so much in evidence, is it, as ours? I mean, you may have a dog. And your dog may get depressed. You know, but it doesn't listen to _________, does it?

Solution

  1. obstruct
  2. dynamic
  3. imagination
  4. place
  5. algorithms
  6. radiohead

Original Text

But all that should support learning. It shouldn't obstruct it, which of course it often does. So in place of curiosity, what we have is a culture of compliance. Our children and teachers are encouraged to follow routine algorithms rather than to excite that power of imagination and curiosity. And the third principle is this: that human life is inherently creative. It's why we all have different résumés. We create our lives, and we can recreate them as we go through them. It's the common currency of being a human being. It's why human culture is so interesting and diverse and dynamic. I mean, other animals may well have imaginations and creativity, but it's not so much in evidence, is it, as ours? I mean, you may have a dog. And your dog may get depressed. You know, but it doesn't listen to Radiohead, does it?

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Important Words

  1. algorithms
  2. animals
  3. children
  4. common
  5. compliance
  6. create
  7. creative
  8. creativity
  9. culture
  10. curiosity
  11. currency
  12. depressed
  13. diverse
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  15. dynamic
  16. encouraged
  17. evidence
  18. excite
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  21. imagination
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  23. inherently
  24. interesting
  25. learning
  26. life
  27. listen
  28. lives
  29. obstruct
  30. place
  31. power
  32. principle
  33. radiohead
  34. recreate
  35. routine
  36. support
  37. teachers