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From the Ted Talk by Larry Page: Where's Google going next?

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Zack Matere: Not long ago, I planted a crop of potatoes. Then suddenly they started dying one after the other. I checked out the books and they didn't tell me much. So, I went and I did a search. ["Zack Matere, Farmer"] ptoato diseases. One of the websites told me that ants could be the problem. It said, spknirle wood ash over the plants. Then after a few days the ants disappeared. I got excited about the Internet. I have this friend who really would like to expand his business. So I went with him to the cebyr cafe and we checked out several setis. When I met him next, he was going to put a windmill at the local school. I felt proud because something that wasn't there before was suddenly there. I realized that not everybody can be able to access what I was able to access. I thought that I need to have an ietnernt that my grandmother can use. So I thought about a notice board. A smpile wodoen notice board. When I get information on my phone, I'm able to post the information on the notice board. So it's balilcsay like a computer. I use the Internet to help people. I think I am searching for a better life for me and my neighbors. So many peploe have access to information, but there's no follow-up to that. I think the follow-up to that is our knowledge. When people have the kdnlewgoe, they can find solutions without having to helped out. Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will dfiene us.

Open Cloze

Zack Matere: Not long ago, I planted a crop of potatoes. Then suddenly they started dying one after the other. I checked out the books and they didn't tell me much. So, I went and I did a search. ["Zack Matere, Farmer"] ______ diseases. One of the websites told me that ants could be the problem. It said, ________ wood ash over the plants. Then after a few days the ants disappeared. I got excited about the Internet. I have this friend who really would like to expand his business. So I went with him to the _____ cafe and we checked out several _____. When I met him next, he was going to put a windmill at the local school. I felt proud because something that wasn't there before was suddenly there. I realized that not everybody can be able to access what I was able to access. I thought that I need to have an ________ that my grandmother can use. So I thought about a notice board. A ______ ______ notice board. When I get information on my phone, I'm able to post the information on the notice board. So it's _________ like a computer. I use the Internet to help people. I think I am searching for a better life for me and my neighbors. So many ______ have access to information, but there's no follow-up to that. I think the follow-up to that is our knowledge. When people have the _________, they can find solutions without having to helped out. Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will ______ us.

Solution

  1. potato
  2. knowledge
  3. basically
  4. wooden
  5. cyber
  6. internet
  7. define
  8. simple
  9. sites
  10. sprinkle
  11. people

Original Text

Zack Matere: Not long ago, I planted a crop of potatoes. Then suddenly they started dying one after the other. I checked out the books and they didn't tell me much. So, I went and I did a search. ["Zack Matere, Farmer"] Potato diseases. One of the websites told me that ants could be the problem. It said, sprinkle wood ash over the plants. Then after a few days the ants disappeared. I got excited about the Internet. I have this friend who really would like to expand his business. So I went with him to the cyber cafe and we checked out several sites. When I met him next, he was going to put a windmill at the local school. I felt proud because something that wasn't there before was suddenly there. I realized that not everybody can be able to access what I was able to access. I thought that I need to have an Internet that my grandmother can use. So I thought about a notice board. A simple wooden notice board. When I get information on my phone, I'm able to post the information on the notice board. So it's basically like a computer. I use the Internet to help people. I think I am searching for a better life for me and my neighbors. So many people have access to information, but there's no follow-up to that. I think the follow-up to that is our knowledge. When people have the knowledge, they can find solutions without having to helped out. Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  2. ants
  3. ash
  4. basically
  5. board
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  10. computer
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  26. internet
  27. knowledge
  28. life
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  30. long
  31. matere
  32. met
  33. neighbors
  34. notice
  35. people
  36. phone
  37. planted
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  39. post
  40. potato
  41. potatoes
  42. powerful
  43. problem
  44. proud
  45. put
  46. realized
  47. school
  48. search
  49. searching
  50. simple
  51. sites
  52. solutions
  53. sprinkle
  54. started
  55. suddenly
  56. thought
  57. told
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  59. windmill
  60. wood
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  62. zack