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From the Ted Talk "Uri Alon: Why science demands a leap into the unknown"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

And eventually I managed to get out the cloud using _____________ and music. Since then, every conference I go to, I give a science ____ and a second, special talk called "Love and ____ in the lab," and I start it off by doing a song about scientists' greatest fear, which is that we work hard, we discover something new, and somebody else publishes it before we do. We ____ it being scooped, and being _______ feels horrible. It makes us afraid to talk to each other, which is no fun, because we came to science to share our ideas and to learn from each other, and so I do a blues song, which — (Applause) — ______ "Scooped Again," and I ask the audience to be my ______ singers, and I tell them, "Your text is 'Scoop, Scoop.'" It sounds like this: "Scoop, scoop!" Sounds like this.

Solution

  1. scooped
  2. improvisation
  3. call
  4. fear
  5. backup
  6. called
  7. talk

Original Text

And eventually I managed to get out the cloud using improvisation and music. Since then, every conference I go to, I give a science talk and a second, special talk called "Love and fear in the lab," and I start it off by doing a song about scientists' greatest fear, which is that we work hard, we discover something new, and somebody else publishes it before we do. We call it being scooped, and being scooped feels horrible. It makes us afraid to talk to each other, which is no fun, because we came to science to share our ideas and to learn from each other, and so I do a blues song, which — (Applause) — called "Scooped Again," and I ask the audience to be my backup singers, and I tell them, "Your text is 'Scoop, Scoop.'" It sounds like this: "Scoop, scoop!" Sounds like this.

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collocation frequency
improvisation theater 8
work experiments 4
basic assumptions 3

Important Words

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