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"From the Ted Talk by Rob Forbes: Ways of seeing"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

A change might be a tipyacl serett ceornr in San Francisco. And I use this — this is, sort of, what I consider to be urban spam. I notice this stuff because I walk a lot, but here, private industry is really kind of making a mess of the public sector. And as I look at it, I sort of say, you know, the pniucoabilts that report on problems in the urban area also ctuiobnrte to it, and it's just my call to say to all of us, public policy won't change this at all; private industry has to work to take things like this seriously.

Open Cloze

A change might be a _______ ______ ______ in San Francisco. And I use this — this is, sort of, what I consider to be urban spam. I notice this stuff because I walk a lot, but here, private industry is really kind of making a mess of the public sector. And as I look at it, I sort of say, you know, the ____________ that report on problems in the urban area also __________ to it, and it's just my call to say to all of us, public policy won't change this at all; private industry has to work to take things like this seriously.

Solution

  1. contribute
  2. typical
  3. publications
  4. street
  5. corner

Original Text

A change might be a typical street corner in San Francisco. And I use this — this is, sort of, what I consider to be urban spam. I notice this stuff because I walk a lot, but here, private industry is really kind of making a mess of the public sector. And as I look at it, I sort of say, you know, the publications that report on problems in the urban area also contribute to it, and it's just my call to say to all of us, public policy won't change this at all; private industry has to work to take things like this seriously.

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collocation frequency
san francisco 5
public sector 4
urban areas 3
designer bike 3

Important Words

  1. area
  2. call
  3. change
  4. contribute
  5. corner
  6. francisco
  7. industry
  8. kind
  9. lot
  10. making
  11. mess
  12. notice
  13. policy
  14. private
  15. problems
  16. public
  17. publications
  18. report
  19. san
  20. sector
  21. sort
  22. spam
  23. street
  24. stuff
  25. typical
  26. urban
  27. walk
  28. work