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"From the Ted Talk by Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?"

#### Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, imagine you're standing on a street anywhere in America and a Japanese man comes up to you and says,. "Excuse me, what is the name of this block?". And you say, "I'm sorry, well, this is Oak Street, that's Elm Street. This is 26th, that's 27th.". He says, "OK, but what is the name of that block?". You say, "Well, blocks don't have nemas. Streets have names; blkcos are just the unnamed spaces in between streets.". He leaves, a little conuefsd and deipnatpoisd. So, now imagine you're standing on a street, anywhere in Japan, you turn to a person next to you and say,.

#### Open Cloze

So, imagine you're standing on a street anywhere in America and a Japanese man comes up to you and says,. "Excuse me, what is the name of this block?". And you say, "I'm sorry, well, this is Oak Street, that's Elm Street. This is 26th, that's 27th.". He says, "OK, but what is the name of that block?". You say, "Well, blocks don't have _____. Streets have names; ______ are just the unnamed spaces in between streets.". He leaves, a little ________ and ____________. So, now imagine you're standing on a street, anywhere in Japan, you turn to a person next to you and say,.

#### Solution

1. disappointed
2. blocks
3. confused
4. names

#### Original Text

So, imagine you're standing on a street anywhere in America and a Japanese man comes up to you and says,. "Excuse me, what is the name of this block?". And you say, "I'm sorry, well, this is Oak Street, that's Elm Street. This is 26th, that's 27th.". He says, "OK, but what is the name of that block?". You say, "Well, blocks don't have names. Streets have names; blocks are just the unnamed spaces in between streets.". He leaves, a little confused and disappointed. So, now imagine you're standing on a street, anywhere in Japan, you turn to a person next to you and say,.

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#### Important Words

1. america
2. block
3. blocks
4. confused
5. disappointed
6. elm
7. imagine
8. japan
9. japanese
10. leaves
11. man
12. names
13. oak
14. person
15. spaces
16. standing
17. street
18. streets
19. turn
20. unnamed