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From the Ted Talk by Joshua Prince-Ramus: Behind the design of Seattle's library

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So in fact, using operational budget, we can — sorry, capital cost — we can actually achieve what was no longer achievable in otonaeairpl cost. And that means that the artistic dctrioer now has a palette that he or she can choose from, between a series of forms and a series of processions, because that enclosure around the tehaetr that is normally trapped with front-of-house and back-of-house spaces has been liberated. So an artistic director has the ability to have a performance that enters in a Wagnerian procession, shwos the first act in thrust, the inmsrioitesn in a Greek pieorocssn, second act in arena, and so forth.

Open Cloze

So in fact, using operational budget, we can — sorry, capital cost — we can actually achieve what was no longer achievable in ___________ cost. And that means that the artistic ________ now has a palette that he or she can choose from, between a series of forms and a series of processions, because that enclosure around the _______ that is normally trapped with front-of-house and back-of-house spaces has been liberated. So an artistic director has the ability to have a performance that enters in a Wagnerian procession, _____ the first act in thrust, the ____________ in a Greek __________, second act in arena, and so forth.

Solution

  1. theater
  2. operational
  3. director
  4. shows
  5. intermission
  6. procession

Original Text

So in fact, using operational budget, we can — sorry, capital cost — we can actually achieve what was no longer achievable in operational cost. And that means that the artistic director now has a palette that he or she can choose from, between a series of forms and a series of processions, because that enclosure around the theater that is normally trapped with front-of-house and back-of-house spaces has been liberated. So an artistic director has the ability to have a performance that enters in a Wagnerian procession, shows the first act in thrust, the intermission in a Greek procession, second act in arena, and so forth.

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Important Words

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  30. thrust
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  32. wagnerian