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From the Ted Talk "Al Gore: What comes after An Inconvenient Truth?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Last year I showed these two slides so that demonstrate that the ______ ice cap, which for most of the last three million years has been the size of the lower 48 states, has shrunk by 40 percent. But this ___________ the seriousness of this particular problem because it doesn't ____ the _________ of the ice. The arctic ice cap is, in a sense, the _______ heart of the global climate system. It expands in winter and contracts in ______. The next slide I show you will be a rapid fast-forward of what's happened over the last 25 years. The permanent ice is marked in red. As you see, it expands to the dark ____ — that's the annual ice in winter, and it contracts in summer. The so-called permanent ice, five years old or older, you can see is almost like blood, spilling out of the ____ here. In 25 years it's gone from this, to this.

Solution

  1. blue
  2. summer
  3. understates
  4. show
  5. arctic
  6. body
  7. thickness
  8. beating

Original Text

Last year I showed these two slides so that demonstrate that the arctic ice cap, which for most of the last three million years has been the size of the lower 48 states, has shrunk by 40 percent. But this understates the seriousness of this particular problem because it doesn't show the thickness of the ice. The arctic ice cap is, in a sense, the beating heart of the global climate system. It expands in winter and contracts in summer. The next slide I show you will be a rapid fast-forward of what's happened over the last 25 years. The permanent ice is marked in red. As you see, it expands to the dark blue — that's the annual ice in winter, and it contracts in summer. The so-called permanent ice, five years old or older, you can see is almost like blood, spilling out of the body here. In 25 years it's gone from this, to this.

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Important Words

  1. annual
  2. arctic
  3. beating
  4. blood
  5. blue
  6. body
  7. cap
  8. climate
  9. contracts
  10. dark
  11. demonstrate
  12. expands
  13. global
  14. happened
  15. heart
  16. ice
  17. marked
  18. million
  19. older
  20. percent
  21. permanent
  22. problem
  23. rapid
  24. red
  25. sense
  26. seriousness
  27. show
  28. showed
  29. shrunk
  30. size
  31. slide
  32. slides
  33. spilling
  34. states
  35. summer
  36. system
  37. thickness
  38. understates
  39. winter
  40. year
  41. years