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From the Ted Talk by Yochai Benkler: The new open-source economics

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, if you have a little girl, and she goes and writes to — well, not so little, medium little — tries to do research on Barbie. And she'll come to etacrna, one of the main online encyclopedias. This is what you'll find out about Barbie. This is it, there's nothing more to the definition, including, "manufacturers" — pulral — "now more comolmny produce echlnilaty diverse dolls, like this black Barbie." Which is vastly better than what you'll find in the encyclopedia.com, which is Barbie, Klaus. (Laughter) On the other hand, if they go to Wikipedia, they'll find a genuine article — and I won't talk a lot about widkiepia, because Jimmy Wales is here — but roughly equivalent to what you would find in the Britannica, differently written, including the controversies over body imgae and commercialization, the claims about the way in which she's a good role moedl, etc.

Open Cloze

Now, if you have a little girl, and she goes and writes to — well, not so little, medium little — tries to do research on Barbie. And she'll come to _______, one of the main online encyclopedias. This is what you'll find out about Barbie. This is it, there's nothing more to the definition, including, "manufacturers" — ______ — "now more ________ produce __________ diverse dolls, like this black Barbie." Which is vastly better than what you'll find in the encyclopedia.com, which is Barbie, Klaus. (Laughter) On the other hand, if they go to Wikipedia, they'll find a genuine article — and I won't talk a lot about _________, because Jimmy Wales is here — but roughly equivalent to what you would find in the Britannica, differently written, including the controversies over body _____ and commercialization, the claims about the way in which she's a good role _____, etc.

Solution

  1. encarta
  2. model
  3. commonly
  4. wikipedia
  5. plural
  6. image
  7. ethnically

Original Text

Now, if you have a little girl, and she goes and writes to — well, not so little, medium little — tries to do research on Barbie. And she'll come to Encarta, one of the main online encyclopedias. This is what you'll find out about Barbie. This is it, there's nothing more to the definition, including, "manufacturers" — plural — "now more commonly produce ethnically diverse dolls, like this black Barbie." Which is vastly better than what you'll find in the encyclopedia.com, which is Barbie, Klaus. (Laughter) On the other hand, if they go to Wikipedia, they'll find a genuine article — and I won't talk a lot about Wikipedia, because Jimmy Wales is here — but roughly equivalent to what you would find in the Britannica, differently written, including the controversies over body image and commercialization, the claims about the way in which she's a good role model, etc.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. article
  2. barbie
  3. black
  4. body
  5. britannica
  6. claims
  7. commercialization
  8. commonly
  9. controversies
  10. definition
  11. differently
  12. diverse
  13. dolls
  14. encarta
  15. encyclopedia
  16. encyclopedias
  17. equivalent
  18. ethnically
  19. find
  20. genuine
  21. girl
  22. good
  23. hand
  24. image
  25. including
  26. jimmy
  27. klaus
  28. laughter
  29. lot
  30. main
  31. medium
  32. model
  33. online
  34. plural
  35. produce
  36. research
  37. role
  38. roughly
  39. talk
  40. vastly
  41. wales
  42. wikipedia
  43. writes
  44. written