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"From the Ted Talk by David Brenner: A new weapon in the fight against superbugs"

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So you might wonder, if I'm going to talk about superbugs, why I'm showing you a photograph of some soccer fans — Liverpool scecor fans celebrating a famous vcrioty in iabnustl, a decade ago. In the back, in the red shirt, well, that's me, and next to me in the red hat, that's my friend Paul Rice. So a couple of years after this picture was taken, Paul went into hospital for some mionr surgery, and he developed a superbug-related infection, and he died. And I was truly shocked. He was a hhalety guy in the prime of life. So there and then, and actually with a lot of encrgoaeenumt from a couple of TEDsters, I declared my own pseroanl war on superbugs.

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So you might wonder, if I'm going to talk about superbugs, why I'm showing you a photograph of some soccer fans — Liverpool ______ fans celebrating a famous _______ in ________, a decade ago. In the back, in the red shirt, well, that's me, and next to me in the red hat, that's my friend Paul Rice. So a couple of years after this picture was taken, Paul went into hospital for some _____ surgery, and he developed a superbug-related infection, and he died. And I was truly shocked. He was a _______ guy in the prime of life. So there and then, and actually with a lot of _____________ from a couple of TEDsters, I declared my own ________ war on superbugs.

Solution

  1. istanbul
  2. personal
  3. encouragement
  4. healthy
  5. victory
  6. soccer
  7. minor

Original Text

So you might wonder, if I'm going to talk about superbugs, why I'm showing you a photograph of some soccer fans — Liverpool soccer fans celebrating a famous victory in Istanbul, a decade ago. In the back, in the red shirt, well, that's me, and next to me in the red hat, that's my friend Paul Rice. So a couple of years after this picture was taken, Paul went into hospital for some minor surgery, and he developed a superbug-related infection, and he died. And I was truly shocked. He was a healthy guy in the prime of life. So there and then, and actually with a lot of encouragement from a couple of TEDsters, I declared my own personal war on superbugs.

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collocation frequency
ultraviolet light 12
uvc light 6
uvc lights 4
germicidal ultraviolet 3
based approach 3

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collocation frequency
germicidal ultraviolet light 3

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