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"From the Ted Talk by Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So one way of thinking about it is that baibes and young children are like the research and delnveemopt dviisoin of the human species. So they're the pttoerced blue sky guys who just have to go out and learn and have good ideas, and we're pcitoorudn and marketing. We have to take all those ieads that we learned when we were children and actually put them to use. Another way of thinking about it is instead of tinhnikg of babies and children as being like defective grownups, we should think about them as being a different developmental stage of the same species — kind of like caterpillars and butterflies — except that they're actually the brilliant butterflies who are flitting around the garden and exploring, and we're the caterpillars who are inching along our narrow, grownup, adult path.

Open Cloze

So one way of thinking about it is that ______ and young children are like the research and ___________ ________ of the human species. So they're the _________ blue sky guys who just have to go out and learn and have good ideas, and we're __________ and marketing. We have to take all those _____ that we learned when we were children and actually put them to use. Another way of thinking about it is instead of ________ of babies and children as being like defective grownups, we should think about them as being a different developmental stage of the same species — kind of like caterpillars and butterflies — except that they're actually the brilliant butterflies who are flitting around the garden and exploring, and we're the caterpillars who are inching along our narrow, grownup, adult path.

Solution

  1. development
  2. division
  3. thinking
  4. ideas
  5. production
  6. protected
  7. babies

Original Text

So one way of thinking about it is that babies and young children are like the research and development division of the human species. So they're the protected blue sky guys who just have to go out and learn and have good ideas, and we're production and marketing. We have to take all those ideas that we learned when we were children and actually put them to use. Another way of thinking about it is instead of thinking of babies and children as being like defective grownups, we should think about them as being a different developmental stage of the same species — kind of like caterpillars and butterflies — except that they're actually the brilliant butterflies who are flitting around the garden and exploring, and we're the caterpillars who are inching along our narrow, grownup, adult path.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
young children 7
year olds 5
month olds 3
long time 3

Important Words

  1. adult
  2. babies
  3. blue
  4. brilliant
  5. butterflies
  6. caterpillars
  7. children
  8. defective
  9. development
  10. developmental
  11. division
  12. exploring
  13. flitting
  14. garden
  15. good
  16. grownup
  17. grownups
  18. guys
  19. human
  20. ideas
  21. inching
  22. kind
  23. learn
  24. learned
  25. marketing
  26. narrow
  27. path
  28. production
  29. protected
  30. put
  31. research
  32. sky
  33. species
  34. stage
  35. thinking
  36. young