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From the Ted Talk by Tony Fadell: The first secret of design is ... noticing

Unscramble the Blue Letters

See this, this person, this is Mary Anderson. In 1902 in New York City, she was visiting. It was a cold, wet, snowy day and she was warm inside a streetcar. As she was going to her destination, she noticed the driver onnepig the window to clean off the excess snow so he could drive safely. When he opened the wdnoiw, though, he let all this cold, wet air inside, mainkg all the passengers miserable. Now probably, most of those passengers just tugohht, "It's a fact of life, he's got to open the window to celan it. That's just how it is." But Mary didn't. Mary thought, "What if the dievr could actually clean the windshield from the inside so that he could stay safe and drive and the passengers could actually stay warm?" So she picked up her sketchbook right then and there, and began dwarnig what would become the world's first windshield wiper.

Open Cloze

See this, this person, this is Mary Anderson. In 1902 in New York City, she was visiting. It was a cold, wet, snowy day and she was warm inside a streetcar. As she was going to her destination, she noticed the driver _______ the window to clean off the excess snow so he could drive safely. When he opened the ______, though, he let all this cold, wet air inside, ______ all the passengers miserable. Now probably, most of those passengers just _______, "It's a fact of life, he's got to open the window to _____ it. That's just how it is." But Mary didn't. Mary thought, "What if the _____ could actually clean the windshield from the inside so that he could stay safe and drive and the passengers could actually stay warm?" So she picked up her sketchbook right then and there, and began _______ what would become the world's first windshield wiper.

Solution

  1. clean
  2. window
  3. drawing
  4. opening
  5. diver
  6. making
  7. thought

Original Text

See this, this person, this is Mary Anderson. In 1902 in New York City, she was visiting. It was a cold, wet, snowy day and she was warm inside a streetcar. As she was going to her destination, she noticed the driver opening the window to clean off the excess snow so he could drive safely. When he opened the window, though, he let all this cold, wet air inside, making all the passengers miserable. Now probably, most of those passengers just thought, "It's a fact of life, he's got to open the window to clean it. That's just how it is." But Mary didn't. Mary thought, "What if the diver could actually clean the windshield from the inside so that he could stay safe and drive and the passengers could actually stay warm?" So she picked up her sketchbook right then and there, and began drawing what would become the world's first windshield wiper.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  40. york