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From the Ted Talk by Tania Douglas: To design better tech, understand context

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But Africa is a diverse continent, with vast disparities in health and wealth and income and education. If we assume that our engineers and inventors already know enough about the different African ctextons to be able to solve the problems of our different cenuimotmis and our most marginalized communities, then we might get it wrong. But then, if we on the African continent don't necessarily know enough about it, then perhaps anybody with the right lveel of skill and cnmtmmieot could fly in, snepd some time listening and engaging and fly out knowing enough to invent for Africa.

Open Cloze

But Africa is a diverse continent, with vast disparities in health and wealth and income and education. If we assume that our engineers and inventors already know enough about the different African ________ to be able to solve the problems of our different ___________ and our most marginalized communities, then we might get it wrong. But then, if we on the African continent don't necessarily know enough about it, then perhaps anybody with the right _____ of skill and __________ could fly in, _____ some time listening and engaging and fly out knowing enough to invent for Africa.

Solution

  1. level
  2. spend
  3. communities
  4. commitment
  5. contexts

Original Text

But Africa is a diverse continent, with vast disparities in health and wealth and income and education. If we assume that our engineers and inventors already know enough about the different African contexts to be able to solve the problems of our different communities and our most marginalized communities, then we might get it wrong. But then, if we on the African continent don't necessarily know enough about it, then perhaps anybody with the right level of skill and commitment could fly in, spend some time listening and engaging and fly out knowing enough to invent for Africa.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
hearing aids 6
heart rate 5
hearing aid 4
elderly people 4
hearing loss 4
equipment graveyard 2
medical device 2
fetal heart 2
stigma attached 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
fetal heart rate 2

Important Words

  1. africa
  2. african
  3. assume
  4. commitment
  5. communities
  6. contexts
  7. continent
  8. disparities
  9. diverse
  10. education
  11. engaging
  12. engineers
  13. fly
  14. health
  15. income
  16. invent
  17. inventors
  18. knowing
  19. level
  20. listening
  21. marginalized
  22. necessarily
  23. problems
  24. skill
  25. solve
  26. spend
  27. time
  28. vast
  29. wealth
  30. wrong