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From the Ted Talk by Paul Nicklen: Animal tales from icy wonderlands

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And after two months of sitting there — one day, thinking that it was all over, this ilrnecbdie big white male came down, right beside me, three feet away from me, and he went down and grabbed a fish and went off in the forest and ate it. And then I spent the entire day living my childhood dearm of walking around with this bear through the forest. He went through this old-growth forest and sat up beside this 400-year-old culturally modified tree and went to sleep. And I actually got to seelp within three feet of him, just in the fsoert, and photograph him.

Open Cloze

And after two months of sitting there — one day, thinking that it was all over, this __________ big white male came down, right beside me, three feet away from me, and he went down and grabbed a fish and went off in the forest and ate it. And then I spent the entire day living my childhood _____ of walking around with this bear through the forest. He went through this old-growth forest and sat up beside this 400-year-old culturally modified tree and went to sleep. And I actually got to _____ within three feet of him, just in the ______, and photograph him.

Solution

  1. forest
  2. incredible
  3. dream
  4. sleep

Original Text

And after two months of sitting there — one day, thinking that it was all over, this incredible big white male came down, right beside me, three feet away from me, and he went down and grabbed a fish and went off in the forest and ate it. And then I spent the entire day living my childhood dream of walking around with this bear through the forest. He went through this old-growth forest and sat up beside this 400-year-old culturally modified tree and went to sleep. And I actually got to sleep within three feet of him, just in the forest, and photograph him.

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Important Words

  1. ate
  2. bear
  3. big
  4. childhood
  5. culturally
  6. day
  7. dream
  8. entire
  9. feet
  10. fish
  11. forest
  12. grabbed
  13. incredible
  14. living
  15. male
  16. modified
  17. months
  18. photograph
  19. sat
  20. sitting
  21. sleep
  22. spent
  23. thinking
  24. tree
  25. walking
  26. white