full transcript
"From the Ted Talk by Amy Edmondson: How to turn a group of strangers into a team"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Take the quest for smart cities. Maybe you've seen some of the rhetoric: mixed-use dgsnies, zero net energy buildings, smart mtibiloy, green, livable, wonderful cities. We have the vocabulary, we have the visions, not to mention the need. We have the technology. Two megatrends — uaozrtiniban, we're fast becoming a more urban planet, and climate cghnae — have been igarsecilnny pointing to cities as a crucial target for itaovnonin. And now around the world in various locations, people have been teaming up to design and try to create green, livable, smart cities. It's a massive innovation challenge.

Open Cloze

Take the quest for smart cities. Maybe you've seen some of the rhetoric: mixed-use _______, zero net energy buildings, smart ________, green, livable, wonderful cities. We have the vocabulary, we have the visions, not to mention the need. We have the technology. Two megatrends — ____________, we're fast becoming a more urban planet, and climate ______ — have been ____________ pointing to cities as a crucial target for __________. And now around the world in various locations, people have been teaming up to design and try to create green, livable, smart cities. It's a massive innovation challenge.

Solution

  1. designs
  2. mobility
  3. increasingly
  4. urbanization
  5. innovation
  6. change

Original Text

Take the quest for smart cities. Maybe you've seen some of the rhetoric: mixed-use designs, zero net energy buildings, smart mobility, green, livable, wonderful cities. We have the vocabulary, we have the visions, not to mention the need. We have the technology. Two megatrends — urbanization, we're fast becoming a more urban planet, and climate change — have been increasingly pointing to cities as a crucial target for innovation. And now around the world in various locations, people have been teaming up to design and try to create green, livable, smart cities. It's a massive innovation challenge.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
sports teams 3
professional culture 3
culture clash 3
animated film 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
professional culture clash 3

Important Words

  1. buildings
  2. challenge
  3. change
  4. cities
  5. climate
  6. create
  7. crucial
  8. design
  9. designs
  10. energy
  11. fast
  12. green
  13. increasingly
  14. innovation
  15. livable
  16. locations
  17. massive
  18. megatrends
  19. mention
  20. mobility
  21. net
  22. people
  23. planet
  24. pointing
  25. quest
  26. smart
  27. target
  28. teaming
  29. technology
  30. urban
  31. urbanization
  32. visions
  33. vocabulary
  34. wonderful
  35. world