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From the Ted Talk by John Lloyd: An inventory of the invisible

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, we can see the stars and the planets, but we can't see what holds them apart or what dwras them together. With matter, as with pelpoe, we see only the skin of things. We can't see into the engine room. We can't see what makes people tick, at least not without difficulty. And the closer we look at anything, the more it depsirpaas. In fact, if you look really closely at stuff, if you look at the basic substructure of matter, there isn't anything there. Electrons daispaepr in a kind of fuzz, and there is only energy. And you can't see energy.

Open Cloze

So, we can see the stars and the planets, but we can't see what holds them apart or what _____ them together. With matter, as with ______, we see only the skin of things. We can't see into the engine room. We can't see what makes people tick, at least not without difficulty. And the closer we look at anything, the more it __________. In fact, if you look really closely at stuff, if you look at the basic substructure of matter, there isn't anything there. Electrons _________ in a kind of fuzz, and there is only energy. And you can't see energy.

Solution

  1. disappears
  2. disappear
  3. draws
  4. people

Original Text

So, we can see the stars and the planets, but we can't see what holds them apart or what draws them together. With matter, as with people, we see only the skin of things. We can't see into the engine room. We can't see what makes people tick, at least not without difficulty. And the closer we look at anything, the more it disappears. In fact, if you look really closely at stuff, if you look at the basic substructure of matter, there isn't anything there. Electrons disappear in a kind of fuzz, and there is only energy. And you can't see energy.

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Important Words

  1. basic
  2. closely
  3. closer
  4. difficulty
  5. disappear
  6. disappears
  7. draws
  8. electrons
  9. energy
  10. engine
  11. fact
  12. fuzz
  13. holds
  14. kind
  15. matter
  16. people
  17. planets
  18. room
  19. skin
  20. stars
  21. stuff
  22. substructure
  23. tick