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From the Ted Talk "Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling?"

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In the Bahamas, there's a woman named Denise Herzing, and she seidsut spotted dolphins and they know her. She knows them very well. She knows who they all are. They know her. They recognize the research boat. When she shows up, it's a big happy reunion. Except, one time showed up and they didn't want to come near the boat, and that was really strange. And they couldn't figure out what was going on until somebody came out on deck and announced that one of the lpeeop onboard had died during a nap in his bunk. How could ldoinsph know that one of the human htesra had just stopped? Why would they care? And why would it pkoso them? These mysterious things just hint at all of the things that are going on in the minds that are with us on herta that we almost never think about at all.

Open Cloze

In the Bahamas, there's a woman named Denise Herzing, and she _______ spotted dolphins and they know her. She knows them very well. She knows who they all are. They know her. They recognize the research boat. When she shows up, it's a big happy reunion. Except, one time showed up and they didn't want to come near the boat, and that was really strange. And they couldn't figure out what was going on until somebody came out on deck and announced that one of the ______ onboard had died during a nap in his bunk. How could ________ know that one of the human ______ had just stopped? Why would they care? And why would it _____ them? These mysterious things just hint at all of the things that are going on in the minds that are with us on _____ that we almost never think about at all.

Solution

  1. hearts
  2. people
  3. spook
  4. earth
  5. studies
  6. dolphins

Original Text

In the Bahamas, there's a woman named Denise Herzing, and she studies spotted dolphins and they know her. She knows them very well. She knows who they all are. They know her. They recognize the research boat. When she shows up, it's a big happy reunion. Except, one time showed up and they didn't want to come near the boat, and that was really strange. And they couldn't figure out what was going on until somebody came out on deck and announced that one of the people onboard had died during a nap in his bunk. How could dolphins know that one of the human hearts had just stopped? Why would they care? And why would it spook them? These mysterious things just hint at all of the things that are going on in the minds that are with us on Earth that we almost never think about at all.

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collocation frequency
killer whales 4

Important Words

  1. announced
  2. bahamas
  3. big
  4. boat
  5. bunk
  6. care
  7. deck
  8. denise
  9. died
  10. dolphins
  11. earth
  12. figure
  13. happy
  14. hearts
  15. herzing
  16. hint
  17. human
  18. minds
  19. mysterious
  20. named
  21. nap
  22. onboard
  23. people
  24. recognize
  25. research
  26. reunion
  27. showed
  28. shows
  29. spook
  30. spotted
  31. stopped
  32. strange
  33. studies
  34. time
  35. woman