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From the Ted Talk by Anna Mracek Dietrich: A plane you can drive

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now this also, as good as it is, wasn't quite enough. The regulations for vehicles on the road weren't written with an airplane in mind. So we did need a little bit of support from the National Highway tfiarfc Safety Administration. Now you may have seen in the news recently, they came through with us at the end of last month with a few special exemptions that will allow the Transition to be sold in the same category as SUVs and lgiht trucks. As a multi-purpose passenger vilhcee, it is now officially "designed for oonasccail off-road use."

Open Cloze

Now this also, as good as it is, wasn't quite enough. The regulations for vehicles on the road weren't written with an airplane in mind. So we did need a little bit of support from the National Highway _______ Safety Administration. Now you may have seen in the news recently, they came through with us at the end of last month with a few special exemptions that will allow the Transition to be sold in the same category as SUVs and _____ trucks. As a multi-purpose passenger _______, it is now officially "designed for __________ off-road use."

Solution

  1. occasional
  2. traffic
  3. light
  4. vehicle

Original Text

Now this also, as good as it is, wasn't quite enough. The regulations for vehicles on the road weren't written with an airplane in mind. So we did need a little bit of support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Now you may have seen in the news recently, they came through with us at the end of last month with a few special exemptions that will allow the Transition to be sold in the same category as SUVs and light trucks. As a multi-purpose passenger vehicle, it is now officially "designed for occasional off-road use."

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Important Words

  1. administration
  2. airplane
  3. bit
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  5. exemptions
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  7. highway
  8. light
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  15. passenger
  16. regulations
  17. road
  18. safety
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  23. traffic
  24. transition
  25. trucks
  26. vehicle
  27. vehicles
  28. written