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From the Ted Talk by Gilad Bino: A year in the life of one of Earth's weirdest animals

Unscramble the Blue Letters

She regains her strength and, as winter trnus to spring, it’s time to mate. However, she can’t risae her yuong here. The surrounding land has begun to be deforested, causing the rernbiavk to erode. Instead, she journeys upstream and settles in a clear, deep pool sheltered by a river red gum tree. sudndley, a ruslte flushes brids from the undergrowth and a fox appears. These predators have threatened platypuses ever since they were introduced to Australia by white settlers in 1855. The fox doesn’t see her this time, but the platypus will need to stay alert.

Open Cloze

She regains her strength and, as winter _____ to spring, it’s time to mate. However, she can’t _____ her _____ here. The surrounding land has begun to be deforested, causing the _________ to erode. Instead, she journeys upstream and settles in a clear, deep pool sheltered by a river red gum tree. ________, a ______ flushes _____ from the undergrowth and a fox appears. These predators have threatened platypuses ever since they were introduced to Australia by white settlers in 1855. The fox doesn’t see her this time, but the platypus will need to stay alert.

Solution

  1. rustle
  2. birds
  3. suddenly
  4. young
  5. raise
  6. riverbank
  7. turns

Original Text

She regains her strength and, as winter turns to spring, it’s time to mate. However, she can’t raise her young here. The surrounding land has begun to be deforested, causing the riverbank to erode. Instead, she journeys upstream and settles in a clear, deep pool sheltered by a river red gum tree. Suddenly, a rustle flushes birds from the undergrowth and a fox appears. These predators have threatened platypuses ever since they were introduced to Australia by white settlers in 1855. The fox doesn’t see her this time, but the platypus will need to stay alert.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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female platypus 2
river red 2
red gum 2
gum tree 2

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river red gum 2
red gum tree 2

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river red gum tree 2

Important Words

  1. alert
  2. appears
  3. australia
  4. begun
  5. birds
  6. causing
  7. clear
  8. deep
  9. deforested
  10. erode
  11. flushes
  12. fox
  13. gum
  14. introduced
  15. journeys
  16. land
  17. mate
  18. platypus
  19. platypuses
  20. pool
  21. predators
  22. raise
  23. red
  24. regains
  25. river
  26. riverbank
  27. rustle
  28. settlers
  29. settles
  30. sheltered
  31. spring
  32. stay
  33. strength
  34. suddenly
  35. surrounding
  36. threatened
  37. time
  38. tree
  39. turns
  40. undergrowth
  41. upstream
  42. white
  43. winter
  44. young