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From the Ted Talk by Alice Rawsthorn: Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers

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Back in Britain, she mounted another caapgmin, this time for civilian hospitals, and insisted that the same design principles were applied to them. The Nightingale ward, as it is called, dtnieoamd hospital design for decades to come, and enmteles of it are still used today. But by then, design was seen as a tool of the Industrial Age. It was formalized and professionalized, but it was restricted to scipfiec roles and generally alieppd in pursuit of cacmemriol goals rather than being used intuitively, as Florence Nightingale, Blackbeard and Ying Zheng had done.

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Back in Britain, she mounted another ________, this time for civilian hospitals, and insisted that the same design principles were applied to them. The Nightingale ward, as it is called, _________ hospital design for decades to come, and ________ of it are still used today. But by then, design was seen as a tool of the Industrial Age. It was formalized and professionalized, but it was restricted to ________ roles and generally _______ in pursuit of __________ goals rather than being used intuitively, as Florence Nightingale, Blackbeard and Ying Zheng had done.

Solution

  1. specific
  2. elements
  3. applied
  4. commercial
  5. dominated
  6. campaign

Original Text

Back in Britain, she mounted another campaign, this time for civilian hospitals, and insisted that the same design principles were applied to them. The Nightingale ward, as it is called, dominated hospital design for decades to come, and elements of it are still used today. But by then, design was seen as a tool of the Industrial Age. It was formalized and professionalized, but it was restricted to specific roles and generally applied in pursuit of commercial goals rather than being used intuitively, as Florence Nightingale, Blackbeard and Ying Zheng had done.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. applied
  3. blackbeard
  4. britain
  5. called
  6. campaign
  7. civilian
  8. commercial
  9. decades
  10. design
  11. dominated
  12. elements
  13. florence
  14. formalized
  15. generally
  16. goals
  17. hospital
  18. hospitals
  19. industrial
  20. insisted
  21. intuitively
  22. mounted
  23. nightingale
  24. principles
  25. professionalized
  26. pursuit
  27. restricted
  28. roles
  29. specific
  30. time
  31. today
  32. tool
  33. ward
  34. ying
  35. zheng