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From the Ted Talk by Niels Diffrient: Rethinking the way we sit down

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And I decided I had to get ______ than just drawing fantasy airplanes. I wanted to build airplanes. So I built model airplanes. And I found that in doing the model airplanes the __________ ________ were not enough. You couldn't transfer those to the model itself. If you wanted it to fly you had to _____ the discipline of flying. You had to learn about ___________. You had to learn what made an airplane stay in the air. And of course, as a model in those years, you couldn't _______ it. So it had to be self-righting, and stay up without crashing. So I had to give up the approach of drawing the fantasy ______ and convert it to technical drawings — the shape of the wing, the shape of the fuselage and so on — and _____ an airplane over these drawings that I knew followed some of the principles of flying. And in so doing, I could produce a model that would fly, stay in the air. And it had, once it was in the air, some of this romance that I was in love with.

Solution

  1. control
  2. aeronautics
  3. shapes
  4. learn
  5. build
  6. appearance
  7. drawings
  8. closer

Original Text

And I decided I had to get closer than just drawing fantasy airplanes. I wanted to build airplanes. So I built model airplanes. And I found that in doing the model airplanes the appearance drawings were not enough. You couldn't transfer those to the model itself. If you wanted it to fly you had to learn the discipline of flying. You had to learn about aeronautics. You had to learn what made an airplane stay in the air. And of course, as a model in those years, you couldn't control it. So it had to be self-righting, and stay up without crashing. So I had to give up the approach of drawing the fantasy shapes and convert it to technical drawings — the shape of the wing, the shape of the fuselage and so on — and build an airplane over these drawings that I knew followed some of the principles of flying. And in so doing, I could produce a model that would fly, stay in the air. And it had, once it was in the air, some of this romance that I was in love with.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. aeronautics
  2. air
  3. airplane
  4. airplanes
  5. appearance
  6. approach
  7. build
  8. built
  9. closer
  10. control
  11. convert
  12. crashing
  13. decided
  14. discipline
  15. drawing
  16. drawings
  17. fantasy
  18. fly
  19. flying
  20. fuselage
  21. give
  22. knew
  23. learn
  24. love
  25. model
  26. principles
  27. produce
  28. romance
  29. shape
  30. shapes
  31. stay
  32. technical
  33. transfer
  34. wanted
  35. wing
  36. years