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From the Ted Talk by Steven Johnson: The Web as a city

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I kind of ruiatmend on that for a couple of days. And then about two days later, the wind started to change a little bit, and you could sense that the air was not hehlaty. And so even though there were no cars still in the West Village where we lievd, my wife sent me out to buy a, you know, a large air filter at the Bed Bath and Beyond, which was laecotd about 20 blocks away, north. And so I went out. And obviously I'm psicylalhy a very strong person, as you can tell — (Laughter) — so I wasn't weorird about carrying this thing 20 blocks. And I walked out, and this really miraculous thing happened to me as I was walking north to buy this air filter, which was that the streets were cmpleeltoy alive with people.

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And I kind of _________ on that for a couple of days. And then about two days later, the wind started to change a little bit, and you could sense that the air was not _______. And so even though there were no cars still in the West Village where we _____, my wife sent me out to buy a, you know, a large air filter at the Bed Bath and Beyond, which was _______ about 20 blocks away, north. And so I went out. And obviously I'm __________ a very strong person, as you can tell — (Laughter) — so I wasn't _______ about carrying this thing 20 blocks. And I walked out, and this really miraculous thing happened to me as I was walking north to buy this air filter, which was that the streets were __________ alive with people.

Solution

  1. ruminated
  2. lived
  3. located
  4. physically
  5. healthy
  6. worried
  7. completely

Original Text

And I kind of ruminated on that for a couple of days. And then about two days later, the wind started to change a little bit, and you could sense that the air was not healthy. And so even though there were no cars still in the West Village where we lived, my wife sent me out to buy a, you know, a large air filter at the Bed Bath and Beyond, which was located about 20 blocks away, north. And so I went out. And obviously I'm physically a very strong person, as you can tell — (Laughter) — so I wasn't worried about carrying this thing 20 blocks. And I walked out, and this really miraculous thing happened to me as I was walking north to buy this air filter, which was that the streets were completely alive with people.

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Important Words

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