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From the Ted Talk by Rob Forbes: Ways of seeing

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I then kind of thought about the other cities in epuroe where I spend a lot of time looking for digsen, like Basel, where vrtia is laectod, or in northern Italy — all cities where there are a whole lot of bicycles, and where pedestrian areas — and I came to the cioosclunn that perhaps there was something about these important design centers that dealt with bicycles and foot traffic, and I'm sure the sekptic eye would say, no, the correlation there is that there are universities and schools where people can't afford cars, but it did seem that in many of these areas pedestrian tfifarc was protcteed. You wouldn't look at this and call this a designer bike: a designer bike is made of titanium or molybdenum. But I began looking at design in a place like aadtsrmem and recognized, you know, the first job of design is to serve a social purpose. And so I look at this bike as not being a designer bike, but being a very good example of design.

Open Cloze

I then kind of thought about the other cities in ______ where I spend a lot of time looking for ______, like Basel, where _____ is _______, or in northern Italy — all cities where there are a whole lot of bicycles, and where pedestrian areas — and I came to the __________ that perhaps there was something about these important design centers that dealt with bicycles and foot traffic, and I'm sure the _______ eye would say, no, the correlation there is that there are universities and schools where people can't afford cars, but it did seem that in many of these areas pedestrian _______ was _________. You wouldn't look at this and call this a designer bike: a designer bike is made of titanium or molybdenum. But I began looking at design in a place like _________ and recognized, you know, the first job of design is to serve a social purpose. And so I look at this bike as not being a designer bike, but being a very good example of design.

Solution

  1. europe
  2. vitra
  3. located
  4. design
  5. traffic
  6. amsterdam
  7. skeptic
  8. protected
  9. conclusion

Original Text

I then kind of thought about the other cities in Europe where I spend a lot of time looking for design, like Basel, where Vitra is located, or in northern Italy — all cities where there are a whole lot of bicycles, and where pedestrian areas — and I came to the conclusion that perhaps there was something about these important design centers that dealt with bicycles and foot traffic, and I'm sure the skeptic eye would say, no, the correlation there is that there are universities and schools where people can't afford cars, but it did seem that in many of these areas pedestrian traffic was protected. You wouldn't look at this and call this a designer bike: a designer bike is made of titanium or molybdenum. But I began looking at design in a place like Amsterdam and recognized, you know, the first job of design is to serve a social purpose. And so I look at this bike as not being a designer bike, but being a very good example of design.

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