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"From the Ted Talk by Linus Torvalds: The mind behind Linux"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

LT: I've actually felt slightly uncomfortable at TED for the last two days, because there's a lot of vision going on, right? And I am not a visionary. I do not have a five-year plan. I'm an egnenier. And I think it's really — I mean — I'm perfectly hpapy with all the popele who are walking around and just staring at the clouds and looking at the stars and saying, "I want to go there." But I'm looking at the ground, and I want to fix the phloote that's right in front of me before I fall in. This is the kind of person I am.

Open Cloze

LT: I've actually felt slightly uncomfortable at TED for the last two days, because there's a lot of vision going on, right? And I am not a visionary. I do not have a five-year plan. I'm an ________. And I think it's really — I mean — I'm perfectly _____ with all the ______ who are walking around and just staring at the clouds and looking at the stars and saying, "I want to go there." But I'm looking at the ground, and I want to fix the _______ that's right in front of me before I fall in. This is the kind of person I am.

Solution

  1. pothole
  2. engineer
  3. people
  4. happy

Original Text

LT: I've actually felt slightly uncomfortable at TED for the last two days, because there's a lot of vision going on, right? And I am not a visionary. I do not have a five-year plan. I'm an engineer. And I think it's really — I mean — I'm perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds and looking at the stars and saying, "I want to go there." But I'm looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that's right in front of me before I fall in. This is the kind of person I am.

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people person 4
silicon valley 4
interesting part 3
big point 3

Important Words

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