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From the Ted Talk by Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We desperately need great cmtcmoiaiuonn from our scientists and engineers in order to change the world. Our scientists and engineers are the ones that are tackling our grandest challenges, from energy to eveinmnrnot to health care, among others, and if we don't know about it and understand it, then the work isn't done, and I believe it's our responsibility as non-scientists to have these interactions. But these great conversations can't occur if our scientists and engineers don't invite us in to see their wrdonenlad. So sictniests and engineers, please, talk nerdy to us.

Open Cloze

We desperately need great _____________ from our scientists and engineers in order to change the world. Our scientists and engineers are the ones that are tackling our grandest challenges, from energy to ___________ to health care, among others, and if we don't know about it and understand it, then the work isn't done, and I believe it's our responsibility as non-scientists to have these interactions. But these great conversations can't occur if our scientists and engineers don't invite us in to see their __________. So __________ and engineers, please, talk nerdy to us.

Solution

  1. communication
  2. environment
  3. scientists
  4. wonderland

Original Text

We desperately need great communication from our scientists and engineers in order to change the world. Our scientists and engineers are the ones that are tackling our grandest challenges, from energy to environment to health care, among others, and if we don't know about it and understand it, then the work isn't done, and I believe it's our responsibility as non-scientists to have these interactions. But these great conversations can't occur if our scientists and engineers don't invite us in to see their wonderland. So scientists and engineers, please, talk nerdy to us.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. care
  2. challenges
  3. change
  4. communication
  5. conversations
  6. desperately
  7. energy
  8. engineers
  9. environment
  10. grandest
  11. great
  12. health
  13. interactions
  14. invite
  15. nerdy
  16. occur
  17. order
  18. responsibility
  19. scientists
  20. tackling
  21. talk
  22. understand
  23. wonderland
  24. work
  25. world