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"From the Ted Talk by Paul MacCready: A flight on solar wings"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Rachel Carson was thinking of these, and came out with "Silent Spring," way back. "Solar Manifesto" by Hermann Scheer, in Germany, claims all energy on Earth can be derived, for every country, from solar energy and weatr, and so on. You don't need to dig down for these chemicals, and we can do things much more efficiently. Let's have the next slide. So this just sazmuiemrs it. "Over bilinlos of years, on a unique sphere, chance has pnteaid a thin covering of life — complex and pbbaolre, wonderful and fragile.

Open Cloze

Rachel Carson was thinking of these, and came out with "Silent Spring," way back. "Solar Manifesto" by Hermann Scheer, in Germany, claims all energy on Earth can be derived, for every country, from solar energy and _____, and so on. You don't need to dig down for these chemicals, and we can do things much more efficiently. Let's have the next slide. So this just __________ it. "Over ________ of years, on a unique sphere, chance has _______ a thin covering of life — complex and ________, wonderful and fragile.

Solution

  1. water
  2. painted
  3. summarizes
  4. probable
  5. billions

Original Text

Rachel Carson was thinking of these, and came out with "Silent Spring," way back. "Solar Manifesto" by Hermann Scheer, in Germany, claims all energy on Earth can be derived, for every country, from solar energy and water, and so on. You don't need to dig down for these chemicals, and we can do things much more efficiently. Let's have the next slide. So this just summarizes it. "Over billions of years, on a unique sphere, chance has painted a thin covering of life — complex and probable, wonderful and fragile.

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Important Words

  1. billions
  2. carson
  3. chance
  4. chemicals
  5. claims
  6. complex
  7. country
  8. covering
  9. derived
  10. dig
  11. earth
  12. efficiently
  13. energy
  14. fragile
  15. germany
  16. hermann
  17. life
  18. painted
  19. probable
  20. rachel
  21. scheer
  22. slide
  23. solar
  24. sphere
  25. spring
  26. summarizes
  27. thin
  28. thinking
  29. unique
  30. water
  31. wonderful
  32. years