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From the Ted Talk "Emma Marris: Nature is everywhere -- we just need to learn to see it"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So here's an example: hpalidhlipae. There's this cool elevated railway that you can see from the ground, that's been abandoned. Now, this may sound like the beginning of the High Line ytsro in Manhattan, and it's very similar, except they haven't developed this into a park yet, although they're working on it. So for now, it's still this little sort of secret wilderness in the heart of Philadelphia, and if you know where the hole is in the chain-link fence, you can scramble up to the top and you can find this completely wild meadow just floating above the city of Philadelphia. Every single one of these plants grew from a dees that planted itself there. This is completely autonomous, self-willed nature. And it's right in the didlem of the tyci. And they've sent people up there to do sort of oseibvsruy, and there are over 50 plant species up there. And it's not just latsnp. This is an ecosystem, a functioning ecosystem. It's eicragnt soil. It's sequestering carbon. There's pollination going on. I mean, this is really an msseceyto.

Open Cloze

So here's an example: ____________. There's this cool elevated railway that you can see from the ground, that's been abandoned. Now, this may sound like the beginning of the High Line _____ in Manhattan, and it's very similar, except they haven't developed this into a park yet, although they're working on it. So for now, it's still this little sort of secret wilderness in the heart of Philadelphia, and if you know where the hole is in the chain-link fence, you can scramble up to the top and you can find this completely wild meadow just floating above the city of Philadelphia. Every single one of these plants grew from a ____ that planted itself there. This is completely autonomous, self-willed nature. And it's right in the ______ of the ____. And they've sent people up there to do sort of __________, and there are over 50 plant species up there. And it's not just ______. This is an ecosystem, a functioning ecosystem. It's ________ soil. It's sequestering carbon. There's pollination going on. I mean, this is really an _________.

Solution

  1. plants
  2. city
  3. story
  4. creating
  5. ecosystem
  6. philadelphia
  7. middle
  8. seed
  9. biosurveys

Original Text

So here's an example: Philadelphia. There's this cool elevated railway that you can see from the ground, that's been abandoned. Now, this may sound like the beginning of the High Line story in Manhattan, and it's very similar, except they haven't developed this into a park yet, although they're working on it. So for now, it's still this little sort of secret wilderness in the heart of Philadelphia, and if you know where the hole is in the chain-link fence, you can scramble up to the top and you can find this completely wild meadow just floating above the city of Philadelphia. Every single one of these plants grew from a seed that planted itself there. This is completely autonomous, self-willed nature. And it's right in the middle of the city. And they've sent people up there to do sort of biosurveys, and there are over 50 plant species up there. And it's not just plants. This is an ecosystem, a functioning ecosystem. It's creating soil. It's sequestering carbon. There's pollination going on. I mean, this is really an ecosystem.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
national park 5
white bark 3
plant species 3
native species 3
empty lot 3
define nature 3
bark pine 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
white bark pine 3

Important Words

  1. abandoned
  2. autonomous
  3. beginning
  4. biosurveys
  5. carbon
  6. city
  7. completely
  8. cool
  9. creating
  10. developed
  11. ecosystem
  12. elevated
  13. fence
  14. find
  15. floating
  16. functioning
  17. grew
  18. ground
  19. heart
  20. high
  21. hole
  22. line
  23. manhattan
  24. meadow
  25. middle
  26. nature
  27. park
  28. people
  29. philadelphia
  30. plant
  31. planted
  32. plants
  33. pollination
  34. railway
  35. scramble
  36. secret
  37. seed
  38. sequestering
  39. similar
  40. single
  41. soil
  42. sort
  43. sound
  44. species
  45. story
  46. top
  47. wild
  48. wilderness
  49. working