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"From the Ted Talk by Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

True story, by the way. Now, adults seem to have a ptneaelrlvy restrictive attitude towards kids, from every "Don't do that, don't do this" in the school handbook, to restrictions on school Internet use. As history points out, regimes become oppressive when they're fearful about keeping cotnorl. And although adults may not be quite at the lveel of totalitarian regimes, kids have no or very little say in making the rules, when really, the attitude should be reciprocal, meaning that the aldut population should learn and take into account the wshies of the younger population.

Open Cloze

True story, by the way. Now, adults seem to have a ___________ restrictive attitude towards kids, from every "Don't do that, don't do this" in the school handbook, to restrictions on school Internet use. As history points out, regimes become oppressive when they're fearful about keeping _______. And although adults may not be quite at the _____ of totalitarian regimes, kids have no or very little say in making the rules, when really, the attitude should be reciprocal, meaning that the _____ population should learn and take into account the ______ of the younger population.

Solution

  1. control
  2. adult
  3. prevalently
  4. level
  5. wishes

Original Text

True story, by the way. Now, adults seem to have a prevalently restrictive attitude towards kids, from every "Don't do that, don't do this" in the school handbook, to restrictions on school Internet use. As history points out, regimes become oppressive when they're fearful about keeping control. And although adults may not be quite at the level of totalitarian regimes, kids have no or very little say in making the rules, when really, the attitude should be reciprocal, meaning that the adult population should learn and take into account the wishes of the younger population.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
called childish 3

Important Words

  1. account
  2. adult
  3. adults
  4. attitude
  5. control
  6. fearful
  7. handbook
  8. history
  9. internet
  10. keeping
  11. kids
  12. learn
  13. level
  14. making
  15. meaning
  16. oppressive
  17. points
  18. population
  19. prevalently
  20. reciprocal
  21. regimes
  22. restrictions
  23. restrictive
  24. rules
  25. school
  26. story
  27. totalitarian
  28. true
  29. wishes
  30. younger