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From the Ted Talk by Skylar Tibbits: A new way to "grow" islands and coastlines

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is real life. It's real. And we flew there with these cnaavs bladders in our suitcases, we got sunburned because it was Boston winter, and then we filled them with sand and we placed them uwneaterdr. These are exactly the same goietemres that you saw in the tank, they're just human slace. Large ojtebcs filled with sand, we'd place them underwater, they're just really simple geometries. In the fnort of them, you'll see it's clear water. The waves are crashing over. It's quite clear. And then on the backside, there's trbunuecle. The water and the sand is mixing up. It's causing sediment transport, and then the sand is accumulating. You'll see some friendly saniygrts here that visited us. On the left is day one, the right is day three. You'll see the sand ripples in the light areas where the sand is accumulating just after two days.

Open Cloze

This is real life. It's real. And we flew there with these ______ bladders in our suitcases, we got sunburned because it was Boston winter, and then we filled them with sand and we placed them __________. These are exactly the same __________ that you saw in the tank, they're just human _____. Large _______ filled with sand, we'd place them underwater, they're just really simple geometries. In the _____ of them, you'll see it's clear water. The waves are crashing over. It's quite clear. And then on the backside, there's __________. The water and the sand is mixing up. It's causing sediment transport, and then the sand is accumulating. You'll see some friendly _________ here that visited us. On the left is day one, the right is day three. You'll see the sand ripples in the light areas where the sand is accumulating just after two days.

Solution

  1. underwater
  2. canvas
  3. objects
  4. geometries
  5. stingrays
  6. front
  7. scale
  8. turbulence

Original Text

This is real life. It's real. And we flew there with these canvas bladders in our suitcases, we got sunburned because it was Boston winter, and then we filled them with sand and we placed them underwater. These are exactly the same geometries that you saw in the tank, they're just human scale. Large objects filled with sand, we'd place them underwater, they're just really simple geometries. In the front of them, you'll see it's clear water. The waves are crashing over. It's quite clear. And then on the backside, there's turbulence. The water and the sand is mixing up. It's causing sediment transport, and then the sand is accumulating. You'll see some friendly stingrays here that visited us. On the left is day one, the right is day three. You'll see the sand ripples in the light areas where the sand is accumulating just after two days.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
climate change 3
site visit 2
massive amounts 2
sand accumulation 2
build smarter 2

Important Words

  1. accumulating
  2. areas
  3. backside
  4. bladders
  5. boston
  6. canvas
  7. causing
  8. clear
  9. crashing
  10. day
  11. days
  12. filled
  13. flew
  14. friendly
  15. front
  16. geometries
  17. human
  18. large
  19. left
  20. life
  21. light
  22. mixing
  23. objects
  24. place
  25. real
  26. ripples
  27. sand
  28. scale
  29. sediment
  30. simple
  31. stingrays
  32. suitcases
  33. sunburned
  34. tank
  35. transport
  36. turbulence
  37. underwater
  38. visited
  39. water
  40. waves
  41. winter