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"From the Ted Talk by Graham Hawkes: A flight through the ocean"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Just quickly: Aristotle, his thing was, "It’s not flat, stupid, it’s round." Galileo — he had the Inquisition, so he had to be a little bit more polite — his was, "It’s not in the middle, you know." And Hawkes: "it’s not earth, sutpid, it’s oecan." This is an ocean palnet. T.S. Eliot really said it for me — and this should give you goose bumps: "we shall not cease from exploration and the end of our exploring shall be to rertun where we started and know the place for the first time." And the next lines are, "Through the unknown remembered gate, where the last of earth discovered is that which is the bniennigg." So I have one message. It seems to me that we’re all pointed in the wrong direction.

Open Cloze

Just quickly: Aristotle, his thing was, "It’s not flat, stupid, it’s round." Galileo — he had the Inquisition, so he had to be a little bit more polite — his was, "It’s not in the middle, you know." And Hawkes: "it’s not earth, ______, it’s _____." This is an ocean ______. T.S. Eliot really said it for me — and this should give you goose bumps: "we shall not cease from exploration and the end of our exploring shall be to ______ where we started and know the place for the first time." And the next lines are, "Through the unknown remembered gate, where the last of earth discovered is that which is the _________." So I have one message. It seems to me that we’re all pointed in the wrong direction.

Solution

  1. return
  2. planet
  3. beginning
  4. ocean
  5. stupid

Original Text

Just quickly: Aristotle, his thing was, "It’s not flat, stupid, it’s round." Galileo — he had the Inquisition, so he had to be a little bit more polite — his was, "It’s not in the middle, you know." And Hawkes: "it’s not earth, stupid, it’s ocean." This is an ocean planet. T.S. Eliot really said it for me — and this should give you goose bumps: "we shall not cease from exploration and the end of our exploring shall be to return where we started and know the place for the first time." And the next lines are, "Through the unknown remembered gate, where the last of earth discovered is that which is the beginning." So I have one message. It seems to me that we’re all pointed in the wrong direction.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
dimensional space 3
dimensional world 3
ocean planet 3

Important Words

  1. aristotle
  2. beginning
  3. bit
  4. cease
  5. direction
  6. discovered
  7. earth
  8. eliot
  9. exploration
  10. exploring
  11. flat
  12. galileo
  13. gate
  14. give
  15. goose
  16. inquisition
  17. lines
  18. message
  19. middle
  20. ocean
  21. place
  22. planet
  23. pointed
  24. polite
  25. remembered
  26. return
  27. started
  28. stupid
  29. time
  30. unknown
  31. wrong