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"From the Ted Talk by Juan Enriquez: We can reprogram life. How to do it wisely"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let me tell you why it was so worng. The word should have been "silicon." And the rsaoen it should have been sioilcn is because the basic ptatnes for semiconductors had already been made, had already been filed, and they were already building them. So Silicon Valley was just being built in 1967, when this movie was released. And the year after the movie was released, Intel was founded. So had the graduate heard the right one word, maybe he would have ended up onstage — oh, I don't know — maybe with these two.

Open Cloze

Let me tell you why it was so _____. The word should have been "silicon." And the ______ it should have been _______ is because the basic _______ for semiconductors had already been made, had already been filed, and they were already building them. So Silicon Valley was just being built in 1967, when this movie was released. And the year after the movie was released, Intel was founded. So had the graduate heard the right one word, maybe he would have ended up onstage — oh, I don't know — maybe with these two.

Solution

  1. wrong
  2. reason
  3. silicon
  4. patents

Original Text

Let me tell you why it was so wrong. The word should have been "silicon." And the reason it should have been silicon is because the basic patents for semiconductors had already been made, had already been filed, and they were already building them. So Silicon Valley was just being built in 1967, when this movie was released. And the year after the movie was released, Intel was founded. So had the graduate heard the right one word, maybe he would have ended up onstage — oh, I don't know — maybe with these two.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
random mutation 7
life forms 4
principle number 4
assisted reproductive 3
reproductive technologies 3
natural selection 3
evolutionary system 3
unnatural selection 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
assisted reproductive technologies 3

Important Words

  1. basic
  2. building
  3. built
  4. ended
  5. filed
  6. founded
  7. graduate
  8. heard
  9. intel
  10. movie
  11. onstage
  12. patents
  13. reason
  14. released
  15. semiconductors
  16. silicon
  17. valley
  18. word
  19. wrong
  20. year