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From the Ted Talk "Antonio Donato Nobre: The magic of the Amazon"

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If there is a edetrs in the continent with a nearby sea, evaporation's greater on the sea, and it sucks the air above the desert. The desert is trapped in this condition. It will always be dry. If you have the opposite tisoanitu, a forest, the evaporation, as we desohw, is much greater, because of the eetrs, and this relation is reversed. The air above the sea is sucked into the continent and humidity is imported. This satellite image was taken one month ago — that's Manaus down there, we're down there — and it shows this process. It's not a common little rrive that sofwl into a canal. It's a mighty river that irrigates South America, among other things. This aeimg shows those paths, all the hurricanes that have been edoercdr. You can see that, in the red qasure, there hardly are any hurricanes. That is no accident. This pump that sucks the moisture into the continent also speeds up the air above the sea, and this prevents hurricane formations.

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If there is a ______ in the continent with a nearby sea, evaporation's greater on the sea, and it sucks the air above the desert. The desert is trapped in this condition. It will always be dry. If you have the opposite _________, a forest, the evaporation, as we ______, is much greater, because of the _____, and this relation is reversed. The air above the sea is sucked into the continent and humidity is imported. This satellite image was taken one month ago — that's Manaus down there, we're down there — and it shows this process. It's not a common little _____ that _____ into a canal. It's a mighty river that irrigates South America, among other things. This _____ shows those paths, all the hurricanes that have been ________. You can see that, in the red ______, there hardly are any hurricanes. That is no accident. This pump that sucks the moisture into the continent also speeds up the air above the sea, and this prevents hurricane formations.

Solution

  1. square
  2. showed
  3. image
  4. recorded
  5. trees
  6. flows
  7. situation
  8. river
  9. desert

Original Text

If there is a desert in the continent with a nearby sea, evaporation's greater on the sea, and it sucks the air above the desert. The desert is trapped in this condition. It will always be dry. If you have the opposite situation, a forest, the evaporation, as we showed, is much greater, because of the trees, and this relation is reversed. The air above the sea is sucked into the continent and humidity is imported. This satellite image was taken one month ago — that's Manaus down there, we're down there — and it shows this process. It's not a common little river that flows into a canal. It's a mighty river that irrigates South America, among other things. This image shows those paths, all the hurricanes that have been recorded. You can see that, in the red square, there hardly are any hurricanes. That is no accident. This pump that sucks the moisture into the continent also speeds up the air above the sea, and this prevents hurricane formations.

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collocation frequency
clean air 4
morpho butterfly 3
metric tons 3
green ocean 3
billion metric 3

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billion metric tons 3

Important Words

  1. accident
  2. air
  3. america
  4. canal
  5. common
  6. condition
  7. continent
  8. desert
  9. dry
  10. evaporation
  11. flows
  12. forest
  13. formations
  14. greater
  15. humidity
  16. hurricane
  17. hurricanes
  18. image
  19. imported
  20. irrigates
  21. manaus
  22. mighty
  23. moisture
  24. month
  25. nearby
  26. paths
  27. prevents
  28. process
  29. pump
  30. recorded
  31. red
  32. relation
  33. reversed
  34. river
  35. satellite
  36. sea
  37. showed
  38. shows
  39. situation
  40. south
  41. speeds
  42. square
  43. sucked
  44. sucks
  45. trapped
  46. trees