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From the Ted Talk by Alex Rosenthal: The Resistance | Think Like A Coder, Ep 2

Unscramble the Blue Letters

As a fitviuge, Ethic can’t sneak into the crwod without drawing attention to herself. But she can give instructions to hgede. And one tool she has is what pmgroemrras call a conditional. That’s a statement of the form “If A, then B.” Flowcharts are great illustrations of how those work. This conditional translates to: if A is true, carry out iicutotnrsn B. There are also conditionals that account for different possibilities. This says, “If A is true, perform instruction B. Otherwise, carry out instruction C.”

Open Cloze

As a ________, Ethic can’t sneak into the _____ without drawing attention to herself. But she can give instructions to _____. And one tool she has is what ___________ call a conditional. That’s a statement of the form “If A, then B.” Flowcharts are great illustrations of how those work. This conditional translates to: if A is true, carry out ___________ B. There are also conditionals that account for different possibilities. This says, “If A is true, perform instruction B. Otherwise, carry out instruction C.”

Solution

  1. instruction
  2. hedge
  3. programmers
  4. fugitive
  5. crowd

Original Text

As a fugitive, Ethic can’t sneak into the crowd without drawing attention to herself. But she can give instructions to Hedge. And one tool she has is what programmers call a conditional. That’s a statement of the form “If A, then B.” Flowcharts are great illustrations of how those work. This conditional translates to: if A is true, carry out instruction B. There are also conditionals that account for different possibilities. This says, “If A is true, perform instruction B. Otherwise, carry out instruction C.”

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
double letter 2
red hair 2
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Important Words

  1. account
  2. attention
  3. call
  4. carry
  5. conditional
  6. conditionals
  7. crowd
  8. drawing
  9. ethic
  10. flowcharts
  11. form
  12. fugitive
  13. give
  14. great
  15. hedge
  16. illustrations
  17. instruction
  18. instructions
  19. perform
  20. possibilities
  21. programmers
  22. sneak
  23. statement
  24. tool
  25. translates
  26. true
  27. work