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"From the Ted Talk by Andy Yen: Think your email's private? Think again"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let's take a look at one of the most widely used forms of communication in the wrlod today: email. Before the invention of email, we largely communicated using letters, and the process was quite simple. You would first start by writing your message on a piece of paper, then you would place it into a sealed envelope, and from there, you would go ahead and send it after you put a smtap and address on it. Unfortunately, today, when we actually send an email, we're not sending a letter. What you are sndineg, in many ways, is actually a postcard, and it's a parcotsd in the sense that everybody that sees it from the time it leaves your cmeutopr to when it gets to the recipient can actually read the entire cnoettns.

Open Cloze

Let's take a look at one of the most widely used forms of communication in the _____ today: email. Before the invention of email, we largely communicated using letters, and the process was quite simple. You would first start by writing your message on a piece of paper, then you would place it into a sealed envelope, and from there, you would go ahead and send it after you put a _____ and address on it. Unfortunately, today, when we actually send an email, we're not sending a letter. What you are _______, in many ways, is actually a postcard, and it's a ________ in the sense that everybody that sees it from the time it leaves your ________ to when it gets to the recipient can actually read the entire ________.

Solution

  1. sending
  2. world
  3. contents
  4. computer
  5. postcard
  6. stamp

Original Text

Let's take a look at one of the most widely used forms of communication in the world today: email. Before the invention of email, we largely communicated using letters, and the process was quite simple. You would first start by writing your message on a piece of paper, then you would place it into a sealed envelope, and from there, you would go ahead and send it after you put a stamp and address on it. Unfortunately, today, when we actually send an email, we're not sending a letter. What you are sending, in many ways, is actually a postcard, and it's a postcard in the sense that everybody that sees it from the time it leaves your computer to when it gets to the recipient can actually read the entire contents.

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Important Words

  1. address
  2. communicated
  3. communication
  4. computer
  5. contents
  6. email
  7. entire
  8. envelope
  9. forms
  10. invention
  11. largely
  12. leaves
  13. letter
  14. letters
  15. message
  16. paper
  17. piece
  18. place
  19. postcard
  20. process
  21. put
  22. read
  23. recipient
  24. sealed
  25. sees
  26. send
  27. sending
  28. sense
  29. simple
  30. stamp
  31. start
  32. time
  33. today
  34. ways
  35. widely
  36. world
  37. writing