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From the Ted Talk by Jessica Green: We're covered in germs. Let's design for that.

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let's take a look at what's going on in different space types in this building. If you look inside the restrooms, they all have really similar ecsomteyss, and if you were to look inside the classrooms, those also have sliimar ecosystems. But if you look across these space types, you can see that they're fdmulaetalnny different from one another. I like to think of bthaoomrs like a tropical rainforest. I told Tim, "If you could just see the microbes, it's kind of like being in Costa Rica. Kind of." And I also like to think of offices as being a temperate grassland.

Open Cloze

Let's take a look at what's going on in different space types in this building. If you look inside the restrooms, they all have really similar __________, and if you were to look inside the classrooms, those also have _______ ecosystems. But if you look across these space types, you can see that they're _____________ different from one another. I like to think of _________ like a tropical rainforest. I told Tim, "If you could just see the microbes, it's kind of like being in Costa Rica. Kind of." And I also like to think of offices as being a temperate grassland.

Solution

  1. bathrooms
  2. fundamentally
  3. similar
  4. ecosystems

Original Text

Let's take a look at what's going on in different space types in this building. If you look inside the restrooms, they all have really similar ecosystems, and if you were to look inside the classrooms, those also have similar ecosystems. But if you look across these space types, you can see that they're fundamentally different from one another. I like to think of bathrooms like a tropical rainforest. I told Tim, "If you could just see the microbes, it's kind of like being in Costa Rica. Kind of." And I also like to think of offices as being a temperate grassland.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
air handling 4
invisible ecosystems 2
resident microbial 2
personal ecosystems 2
mechanical engineers 2
handling units 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
air handling units 2

Important Words

  1. bathrooms
  2. building
  3. classrooms
  4. costa
  5. ecosystems
  6. fundamentally
  7. grassland
  8. kind
  9. microbes
  10. offices
  11. rainforest
  12. restrooms
  13. rica
  14. similar
  15. space
  16. temperate
  17. tim
  18. told
  19. tropical
  20. types