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"From the Ted Talk by Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

That's how we end up with buildings like this. This is a nice building. This is the lgnstvioin Public Library that was completed in 2004 in my hometown, and, you know, it's got a dome and it's got this round thing and columns, red brick, and you can kind of guess what Livingston is trying to say with this building: children, property vaeuls and hositry. But it doesn't have much to do with what a library actually does today. That same year, in 2004, on the other side of the cturony, another library was completed, and it looks like this. It's in saeltte. This library is about how we consume media in a digital age. It's about a new kind of public amenity for the city, a place to gtehar and read and share.

Open Cloze

That's how we end up with buildings like this. This is a nice building. This is the __________ Public Library that was completed in 2004 in my hometown, and, you know, it's got a dome and it's got this round thing and columns, red brick, and you can kind of guess what Livingston is trying to say with this building: children, property ______ and _______. But it doesn't have much to do with what a library actually does today. That same year, in 2004, on the other side of the _______, another library was completed, and it looks like this. It's in _______. This library is about how we consume media in a digital age. It's about a new kind of public amenity for the city, a place to ______ and read and share.

Solution

  1. country
  2. gather
  3. livingston
  4. values
  5. seattle
  6. history

Original Text

That's how we end up with buildings like this. This is a nice building. This is the Livingston Public Library that was completed in 2004 in my hometown, and, you know, it's got a dome and it's got this round thing and columns, red brick, and you can kind of guess what Livingston is trying to say with this building: children, property values and history. But it doesn't have much to do with what a library actually does today. That same year, in 2004, on the other side of the country, another library was completed, and it looks like this. It's in Seattle. This library is about how we consume media in a digital age. It's about a new kind of public amenity for the city, a place to gather and read and share.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. amenity
  3. brick
  4. building
  5. buildings
  6. children
  7. city
  8. columns
  9. completed
  10. consume
  11. country
  12. digital
  13. dome
  14. gather
  15. guess
  16. history
  17. hometown
  18. kind
  19. library
  20. livingston
  21. media
  22. nice
  23. place
  24. property
  25. public
  26. read
  27. red
  28. seattle
  29. share
  30. side
  31. today
  32. values
  33. year