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"From the Ted Talk by Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

OK, so if you try the same exercise with kids, they have no eensraabmrsmt at all. They just quite happily show their masterpiece to whoever wants to look at it. But as they lraen to become aludts, they become much more stsnviiee to the opinions of others, and they lose that freedom and they do start to become embarrassed. And in studies of kids playing, it’s been shown time after time that kids who feel secure, who are in a kind of trusted environment — they’re the ones that feel most free to play.

Open Cloze

OK, so if you try the same exercise with kids, they have no _____________ at all. They just quite happily show their masterpiece to whoever wants to look at it. But as they _____ to become ______, they become much more _________ to the opinions of others, and they lose that freedom and they do start to become embarrassed. And in studies of kids playing, it’s been shown time after time that kids who feel secure, who are in a kind of trusted environment — they’re the ones that feel most free to play.

Solution

  1. sensitive
  2. adults
  3. embarrassment
  4. learn

Original Text

OK, so if you try the same exercise with kids, they have no embarrassment at all. They just quite happily show their masterpiece to whoever wants to look at it. But as they learn to become adults, they become much more sensitive to the opinions of others, and they lose that freedom and they do start to become embarrassed. And in studies of kids playing, it’s been shown time after time that kids who feel secure, who are in a kind of trusted environment — they’re the ones that feel most free to play.

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Important Words

  1. adults
  2. embarrassed
  3. embarrassment
  4. environment
  5. exercise
  6. feel
  7. free
  8. freedom
  9. happily
  10. kids
  11. kind
  12. learn
  13. lose
  14. masterpiece
  15. opinions
  16. play
  17. playing
  18. secure
  19. sensitive
  20. show
  21. shown
  22. start
  23. studies
  24. time
  25. trusted