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From the Ted Talk by Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is a little starw, and what you do is you just nip two corners here, and this becomes like a baby crocodile's mouth. You put this in your mouth, and you blow. (Honk) It's children's delight, a teacher's envy, as they say. You're not able to see how the sonud is produced, because the thing which is vibnitarg goes inside my mouth. I'm going to keep this outside, to blow out. I'm going to suck in air. (Honk) So no one actually needs to muck up the production of sound with wire vibrations. The other is that you keep blowing at it, keep making the sound, and you keep cuinttg it. And something very, very nice happens. (Honk) (Applause) And when you get a very small one — (Honk) This is what the kids teach you. You can also do this.

Open Cloze

This is a little _____, and what you do is you just nip two corners here, and this becomes like a baby crocodile's mouth. You put this in your mouth, and you blow. (Honk) It's children's delight, a teacher's envy, as they say. You're not able to see how the _____ is produced, because the thing which is _________ goes inside my mouth. I'm going to keep this outside, to blow out. I'm going to suck in air. (Honk) So no one actually needs to muck up the production of sound with wire vibrations. The other is that you keep blowing at it, keep making the sound, and you keep _______ it. And something very, very nice happens. (Honk) (Applause) And when you get a very small one — (Honk) This is what the kids teach you. You can also do this.

Solution

  1. sound
  2. vibrating
  3. straw
  4. cutting

Original Text

This is a little straw, and what you do is you just nip two corners here, and this becomes like a baby crocodile's mouth. You put this in your mouth, and you blow. (Honk) It's children's delight, a teacher's envy, as they say. You're not able to see how the sound is produced, because the thing which is vibrating goes inside my mouth. I'm going to keep this outside, to blow out. I'm going to suck in air. (Honk) So no one actually needs to muck up the production of sound with wire vibrations. The other is that you keep blowing at it, keep making the sound, and you keep cutting it. And something very, very nice happens. (Honk) (Applause) And when you get a very small one — (Honk) This is what the kids teach you. You can also do this.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. air
  2. applause
  3. baby
  4. blow
  5. blowing
  6. corners
  7. cutting
  8. delight
  9. envy
  10. honk
  11. kids
  12. making
  13. mouth
  14. muck
  15. nice
  16. nip
  17. produced
  18. production
  19. put
  20. small
  21. sound
  22. straw
  23. suck
  24. teach
  25. vibrating
  26. vibrations
  27. wire