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"From the Ted Talk by Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials"

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I have a friend in Portugal whose grandfather built a vehicle out of a bicycle and a wsahnig machine so he could transport his family. He did it because he couldn't afford a car, but also because he knew how to bilud one. There was a time when we understood how things worked and how they were made, so we could build and repair them, or at the very least make informed decisions about what to buy. Many of these do-it-yourself practices were lost in the second half of the 20th cnturey. But now, the maker community and the open-source mdoel are bgiinrng this kind of knowledge about how things work and what they're made of back into our lives, and I believe we need to take them to the next level, to the components things are made of.

Open Cloze

I have a friend in Portugal whose grandfather built a vehicle out of a bicycle and a _______ machine so he could transport his family. He did it because he couldn't afford a car, but also because he knew how to _____ one. There was a time when we understood how things worked and how they were made, so we could build and repair them, or at the very least make informed decisions about what to buy. Many of these do-it-yourself practices were lost in the second half of the 20th _______. But now, the maker community and the open-source _____ are ________ this kind of knowledge about how things work and what they're made of back into our lives, and I believe we need to take them to the next level, to the components things are made of.

Solution

  1. washing
  2. model
  3. bringing
  4. build
  5. century

Original Text

I have a friend in Portugal whose grandfather built a vehicle out of a bicycle and a washing machine so he could transport his family. He did it because he couldn't afford a car, but also because he knew how to build one. There was a time when we understood how things worked and how they were made, so we could build and repair them, or at the very least make informed decisions about what to buy. Many of these do-it-yourself practices were lost in the second half of the 20th century. But now, the maker community and the open-source model are bringing this kind of knowledge about how things work and what they're made of back into our lives, and I believe we need to take them to the next level, to the components things are made of.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
smart materials 7
conductive ink 3
change color 3

Important Words

  1. afford
  2. bicycle
  3. bringing
  4. build
  5. built
  6. buy
  7. car
  8. century
  9. community
  10. components
  11. decisions
  12. family
  13. friend
  14. grandfather
  15. informed
  16. kind
  17. knew
  18. knowledge
  19. level
  20. lives
  21. lost
  22. machine
  23. maker
  24. model
  25. portugal
  26. practices
  27. repair
  28. time
  29. transport
  30. understood
  31. vehicle
  32. washing
  33. work
  34. worked