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"From the Ted Talk by Aris Venetikidis: Making sense of maps"

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So when I steeppd off the boat 12 years ago, I tried to make ssene of that. Because exploring a city on foot only gets you so far. But when you explore a foreign and new pulbic transport system, you will bliud a cognitive map in your mind in pretty much the same way. Typically, you choose yourself a rapid transport ruote, and in your mind, this route is perceived as a straight line. And like a pearl necklace, all the stations and stpos are nceily and nealty aligned along the line. And only then you start to discover some local bus routes that would fill in the gaps, and that allow for those wormhole, inter-dimensional portal shortcuts. So I tried to make sense, and when I arrived, I was looking for some information leaflets that would help me crack this system and understand it, and I found those brochures.

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So when I _______ off the boat 12 years ago, I tried to make _____ of that. Because exploring a city on foot only gets you so far. But when you explore a foreign and new ______ transport system, you will _____ a cognitive map in your mind in pretty much the same way. Typically, you choose yourself a rapid transport _____, and in your mind, this route is perceived as a straight line. And like a pearl necklace, all the stations and _____ are ______ and ______ aligned along the line. And only then you start to discover some local bus routes that would fill in the gaps, and that allow for those wormhole, inter-dimensional portal shortcuts. So I tried to make sense, and when I arrived, I was looking for some information leaflets that would help me crack this system and understand it, and I found those brochures.

Solution

  1. stops
  2. sense
  3. build
  4. neatly
  5. route
  6. public
  7. nicely
  8. stepped

Original Text

So when I stepped off the boat 12 years ago, I tried to make sense of that. Because exploring a city on foot only gets you so far. But when you explore a foreign and new public transport system, you will build a cognitive map in your mind in pretty much the same way. Typically, you choose yourself a rapid transport route, and in your mind, this route is perceived as a straight line. And like a pearl necklace, all the stations and stops are nicely and neatly aligned along the line. And only then you start to discover some local bus routes that would fill in the gaps, and that allow for those wormhole, inter-dimensional portal shortcuts. So I tried to make sense, and when I arrived, I was looking for some information leaflets that would help me crack this system and understand it, and I found those brochures.

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local bus 3
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public transport map 6
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