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From the Ted Talk by David Merrill: Toy tiles that talk to each other

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So here's another few people trying it out. That's our youngest beta tester, down there on the right. Turns out, all he wanted to do was to stack the Siftables up. So to him, they were just blocks. Now, this is an interactive cartoon aiotppclian. And we wanted to build a learning tool for language learners. And this is Felix, actually. And he can bring new characters into the sence, just by lfintig the Siftables off the table that have that ctehaacrr shown on them. Here, he's bringing the sun out.

Open Cloze

So here's another few people trying it out. That's our youngest beta tester, down there on the right. Turns out, all he wanted to do was to stack the Siftables up. So to him, they were just blocks. Now, this is an interactive cartoon ___________. And we wanted to build a learning tool for language learners. And this is Felix, actually. And he can bring new characters into the _____, just by _______ the Siftables off the table that have that _________ shown on them. Here, he's bringing the sun out.

Solution

  1. lifting
  2. character
  3. application
  4. scene

Original Text

So here's another few people trying it out. That's our youngest beta tester, down there on the right. Turns out, all he wanted to do was to stack the Siftables up. So to him, they were just blocks. Now, this is an interactive cartoon application. And we wanted to build a learning tool for language learners. And this is Felix, actually. And he can bring new characters into the scene, just by lifting the Siftables off the table that have that character shown on them. Here, he's bringing the sun out.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
give people 2

Important Words

  1. application
  2. beta
  3. blocks
  4. bring
  5. bringing
  6. build
  7. cartoon
  8. character
  9. characters
  10. felix
  11. interactive
  12. language
  13. learners
  14. learning
  15. lifting
  16. people
  17. scene
  18. shown
  19. siftables
  20. stack
  21. sun
  22. table
  23. tester
  24. tool
  25. turns
  26. wanted
  27. youngest