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From the Ted Talk by Hannah Bürckstümmer: A printable, flexible, organic solar cell

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

You may have noticed that I'm wearing two different shoes. It probably looks funny — it definitely feels funny — but I wanted to make a _____. Let's say my left shoe ___________ to a sustainable footprint, meaning we humans consume less natural resources than our ______ can __________, and emit less carbon dioxide than our forests and oceans can ________. That's a stable and healthy condition. Today's situation is more like my other shoe. It's way oversized. At the second of August in 2017, we had already consumed all resources our planet can regenerate this year. This is like ________ all your money until the 18th of a _____ and then needing a credit from the bank for the rest of the time. For sure, you can do this for some months in a row, but if you don't change your behavior, sooner or later, you will run into big problems.

Solution

  1. reabsorb
  2. month
  3. spending
  4. regenerate
  5. planet
  6. point
  7. corresponds

Original Text

You may have noticed that I'm wearing two different shoes. It probably looks funny — it definitely feels funny — but I wanted to make a point. Let's say my left shoe corresponds to a sustainable footprint, meaning we humans consume less natural resources than our planet can regenerate, and emit less carbon dioxide than our forests and oceans can reabsorb. That's a stable and healthy condition. Today's situation is more like my other shoe. It's way oversized. At the second of August in 2017, we had already consumed all resources our planet can regenerate this year. This is like spending all your money until the 18th of a month and then needing a credit from the bank for the rest of the time. For sure, you can do this for some months in a row, but if you don't change your behavior, sooner or later, you will run into big problems.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
solar cells 9
solar cell 7
organic photovoltaics 3
total energy 2
silicon solar 2
solar foils 2
integrated solar 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
silicon solar cells 2

Important Words

  1. august
  2. bank
  3. behavior
  4. big
  5. carbon
  6. change
  7. condition
  8. consume
  9. consumed
  10. corresponds
  11. credit
  12. dioxide
  13. emit
  14. feels
  15. footprint
  16. forests
  17. funny
  18. healthy
  19. humans
  20. left
  21. meaning
  22. money
  23. month
  24. months
  25. natural
  26. needing
  27. noticed
  28. oceans
  29. oversized
  30. planet
  31. point
  32. problems
  33. reabsorb
  34. regenerate
  35. resources
  36. rest
  37. row
  38. run
  39. shoe
  40. shoes
  41. situation
  42. sooner
  43. spending
  44. stable
  45. sustainable
  46. time
  47. wanted
  48. wearing
  49. year