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"From the Ted Talk by Brian Cox: CERN's supercollider"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now you might say, "Well, OK, but why not just look at it? You know? If you want to know what I'm made of, let's look at me." Well, we found that as you look back in time, the universe gets hotter and htoter, denser and denser, and simpler and sleipmr. Now, there's no real reason I'm aware of for that, but that seems to be the case. So, way back in the early times of the universe, we believe it was very simple and understandable. All this complexity, all the way to these wonderful things — human biarns — are a property of an old and cold and complicated universe. Back at the srtat, in the first billionth of a second, we believe, or we've observed, it was very simple.

Open Cloze

Now you might say, "Well, OK, but why not just look at it? You know? If you want to know what I'm made of, let's look at me." Well, we found that as you look back in time, the universe gets hotter and ______, denser and denser, and simpler and _______. Now, there's no real reason I'm aware of for that, but that seems to be the case. So, way back in the early times of the universe, we believe it was very simple and understandable. All this complexity, all the way to these wonderful things — human ______ — are a property of an old and cold and complicated universe. Back at the _____, in the first billionth of a second, we believe, or we've observed, it was very simple.

Solution

  1. start
  2. simpler
  3. hotter
  4. brains

Original Text

Now you might say, "Well, OK, but why not just look at it? You know? If you want to know what I'm made of, let's look at me." Well, we found that as you look back in time, the universe gets hotter and hotter, denser and denser, and simpler and simpler. Now, there's no real reason I'm aware of for that, but that seems to be the case. So, way back in the early times of the universe, we believe it was very simple and understandable. All this complexity, all the way to these wonderful things — human brains — are a property of an old and cold and complicated universe. Back at the start, in the first billionth of a second, we believe, or we've observed, it was very simple.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
weak force 3
universe began 3
standard model 3
million years 3
higgs field 3
creation story 3

Important Words

  1. aware
  2. billionth
  3. brains
  4. case
  5. cold
  6. complexity
  7. complicated
  8. denser
  9. early
  10. hotter
  11. human
  12. observed
  13. property
  14. real
  15. reason
  16. simple
  17. simpler
  18. start
  19. time
  20. times
  21. understandable
  22. universe
  23. wonderful