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From the Ted Talk by Mara Mintzer: How kids can help design cities

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Some of this sounds far-fetched, but the commonalities among the activities revealed an iantmport story. Our adolescents wanted thrill-seeking opportunities. Which makes perfect sense, given their danteevpmeoll stage in life. So our task, as connectors between inspiration and reality, was to point them towards aivcteitis and equipment that actually could be itellnsad in a park. This is exactly what parks in Australia have done, with their enivesxte zip lines and their 30-foot-tall climbing towers.

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Some of this sounds far-fetched, but the commonalities among the activities revealed an _________ story. Our adolescents wanted thrill-seeking opportunities. Which makes perfect sense, given their _____________ stage in life. So our task, as connectors between inspiration and reality, was to point them towards __________ and equipment that actually could be _________ in a park. This is exactly what parks in Australia have done, with their _________ zip lines and their 30-foot-tall climbing towers.

Solution

  1. activities
  2. extensive
  3. developmental
  4. installed
  5. important

Original Text

Some of this sounds far-fetched, but the commonalities among the activities revealed an important story. Our adolescents wanted thrill-seeking opportunities. Which makes perfect sense, given their developmental stage in life. So our task, as connectors between inspiration and reality, was to point them towards activities and equipment that actually could be installed in a park. This is exactly what parks in Australia have done, with their extensive zip lines and their 30-foot-tall climbing towers.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  9. extensive
  10. important
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  12. installed
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  20. reality
  21. revealed
  22. sense
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  24. stage
  25. story
  26. task
  27. towers
  28. wanted
  29. zip