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From the Ted Talk by Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I was working on a very innestreitg technology at MIT, but it was a very long-term view of how to develop tgoohnelcy, and it was going to be a very epivnsexe technology, and also it would be patented. So I wanted to develop something that we could develop very fast, that would be cheap, and that would be open-source, so, because oil spills are not only happening in the Gulf of Mexico, and that would be using rwabelnee energy. So I quit my dream job, and I mvoed to New Orleans, and I kept on studying how the oil spill was happening.

Open Cloze

I was working on a very ___________ technology at MIT, but it was a very long-term view of how to develop __________, and it was going to be a very _________ technology, and also it would be patented. So I wanted to develop something that we could develop very fast, that would be cheap, and that would be open-source, so, because oil spills are not only happening in the Gulf of Mexico, and that would be using _________ energy. So I quit my dream job, and I _____ to New Orleans, and I kept on studying how the oil spill was happening.

Solution

  1. interesting
  2. renewable
  3. technology
  4. moved
  5. expensive

Original Text

I was working on a very interesting technology at MIT, but it was a very long-term view of how to develop technology, and it was going to be a very expensive technology, and also it would be patented. So I wanted to develop something that we could develop very fast, that would be cheap, and that would be open-source, so, because oil spills are not only happening in the Gulf of Mexico, and that would be using renewable energy. So I quit my dream job, and I moved to New Orleans, and I kept on studying how the oil spill was happening.

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Important Words

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