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"From the Ted Talk by Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun"

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This is our maiden voyage in this. We're about two and a half, three mntohs into it, and it's really been fun. There is our star pupil, this labrador, who taught a lot of us what a state of play is, and an extremely aged and dcepriet posfsorer in charge there. And Brendan Boyle, Rich caldarnl — and on the far right is, I think, a person who will be in cahoots with George soomt for a Nobel Prize — Stuart Thompson, in nicesceonure. So we've had Brendan, who's from IDEO, and the rest of us stiting aside and watching these students as they put play principles into practice in the classroom. And one of their projects was to see what makes meetings boring, and to try and do something about it. So what will follow is a student-made film about just that.

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This is our maiden voyage in this. We're about two and a half, three ______ into it, and it's really been fun. There is our star pupil, this labrador, who taught a lot of us what a state of play is, and an extremely aged and ________ _________ in charge there. And Brendan Boyle, Rich ________ — and on the far right is, I think, a person who will be in cahoots with George _____ for a Nobel Prize — Stuart Thompson, in ____________. So we've had Brendan, who's from IDEO, and the rest of us _______ aside and watching these students as they put play principles into practice in the classroom. And one of their projects was to see what makes meetings boring, and to try and do something about it. So what will follow is a student-made film about just that.

Solution

  1. sitting
  2. professor
  3. months
  4. smoot
  5. decrepit
  6. crandall
  7. neuroscience

Original Text

This is our maiden voyage in this. We're about two and a half, three months into it, and it's really been fun. There is our star pupil, this labrador, who taught a lot of us what a state of play is, and an extremely aged and decrepit professor in charge there. And Brendan Boyle, Rich Crandall — and on the far right is, I think, a person who will be in cahoots with George Smoot for a Nobel Prize — Stuart Thompson, in neuroscience. So we've had Brendan, who's from IDEO, and the rest of us sitting aside and watching these students as they put play principles into practice in the classroom. And one of their projects was to see what makes meetings boring, and to try and do something about it. So what will follow is a student-made film about just that.

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collocation frequency
polar bear 7
play history 4
frank wilson 4
tumble play 3
predatory gaze 3
play signals 3
play scene 3

Important Words

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