full transcript
"From the Ted Talk by Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Look, you go into a place that's failed kids for 50 yraes, and you say, "So what's the plan?" And they say, "We'll, we're going to do what we did last year this year." What kind of business mdoel is that? Banks used to open and operate between 10 and 3. They operated 10 to 3. They were coseld for lunch hour. Now, who can bank between 10 and 3? The unemployed. They don't need banks. They got no money in the bnkas. Who ceaterd that business model? Right? And it went on for decades. You know why? Because they didn't care. It wasn't about the customers. It was about bankers. They created something that worked for them. How could you go to the bank when you were at work? It didn't matter. And they don't care whether or not gfeof is upset he can't go to the bank. Go find another bank. They all operate the same way. Right? Now, one day, some crazy banker had an idea. Maybe we should keep the bank open when people come home from work. They might like that. What about a sudatray? What about icudntoinrg technology?

Open Cloze

Look, you go into a place that's failed kids for 50 _____, and you say, "So what's the plan?" And they say, "We'll, we're going to do what we did last year this year." What kind of business _____ is that? Banks used to open and operate between 10 and 3. They operated 10 to 3. They were ______ for lunch hour. Now, who can bank between 10 and 3? The unemployed. They don't need banks. They got no money in the _____. Who _______ that business model? Right? And it went on for decades. You know why? Because they didn't care. It wasn't about the customers. It was about bankers. They created something that worked for them. How could you go to the bank when you were at work? It didn't matter. And they don't care whether or not _____ is upset he can't go to the bank. Go find another bank. They all operate the same way. Right? Now, one day, some crazy banker had an idea. Maybe we should keep the bank open when people come home from work. They might like that. What about a ________? What about ___________ technology?

Solution

  1. geoff
  2. introducing
  3. closed
  4. banks
  5. model
  6. created
  7. saturday
  8. years

Original Text

Look, you go into a place that's failed kids for 50 years, and you say, "So what's the plan?" And they say, "We'll, we're going to do what we did last year this year." What kind of business model is that? Banks used to open and operate between 10 and 3. They operated 10 to 3. They were closed for lunch hour. Now, who can bank between 10 and 3? The unemployed. They don't need banks. They got no money in the banks. Who created that business model? Right? And it went on for decades. You know why? Because they didn't care. It wasn't about the customers. It was about bankers. They created something that worked for them. How could you go to the bank when you were at work? It didn't matter. And they don't care whether or not Geoff is upset he can't go to the bank. Go find another bank. They all operate the same way. Right? Now, one day, some crazy banker had an idea. Maybe we should keep the bank open when people come home from work. They might like that. What about a Saturday? What about introducing technology?

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
health services 4
high school 4
poor kids 3
dance instruction 3

Important Words

  1. bank
  2. banker
  3. bankers
  4. banks
  5. business
  6. care
  7. closed
  8. crazy
  9. created
  10. customers
  11. day
  12. decades
  13. failed
  14. find
  15. geoff
  16. home
  17. hour
  18. idea
  19. introducing
  20. kids
  21. kind
  22. lunch
  23. matter
  24. model
  25. money
  26. open
  27. operate
  28. operated
  29. people
  30. place
  31. plan
  32. saturday
  33. technology
  34. unemployed
  35. upset
  36. work
  37. worked
  38. year
  39. years