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From the Ted Talk by Irma L. Olguin Jr.: How to turn around a city

Unscramble the Blue Letters

It can be especially hard on families. How do you justify learning to do something like wirte code when there are bllis to pay? Wouldn’t it be better for the family if you just got a job at McDonald’s and put in as many hours as you can? Because that’s a chcek, and who’s going to watch your little brother? That’s what we do as a family; we pitch in. But how do you justify to the people around you when it looks to them like you’re just playing around on the coemuptr? We didn't invent a new way to teach JavaScript. We just focus a lot more on the things that actually prevent people from learning it.

Open Cloze

It can be especially hard on families. How do you justify learning to do something like _____ code when there are _____ to pay? Wouldn’t it be better for the family if you just got a job at McDonald’s and put in as many hours as you can? Because that’s a _____, and who’s going to watch your little brother? That’s what we do as a family; we pitch in. But how do you justify to the people around you when it looks to them like you’re just playing around on the ________? We didn't invent a new way to teach JavaScript. We just focus a lot more on the things that actually prevent people from learning it.

Solution

  1. bills
  2. check
  3. computer
  4. write

Original Text

It can be especially hard on families. How do you justify learning to do something like write code when there are bills to pay? Wouldn’t it be better for the family if you just got a job at McDonald’s and put in as many hours as you can? Because that’s a check, and who’s going to watch your little brother? That’s what we do as a family; we pitch in. But how do you justify to the people around you when it looks to them like you’re just playing around on the computer? We didn't invent a new way to teach JavaScript. We just focus a lot more on the things that actually prevent people from learning it.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
pay people 2
technology workforce 2
quality jobs 2
government dollars 2
stood empty 2

Important Words

  1. bills
  2. brother
  3. check
  4. code
  5. computer
  6. families
  7. family
  8. focus
  9. hard
  10. hours
  11. invent
  12. javascript
  13. job
  14. justify
  15. learning
  16. lot
  17. pay
  18. people
  19. pitch
  20. playing
  21. prevent
  22. put
  23. teach
  24. watch
  25. write