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From the Ted Talk by Selina Neirok Leem: Climate change isn't a distant threat -- it's our reality

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In the most effected parts of the lnads, the land has regressed, coming closer and closer to the road each year. Our driest part of the year happens within this time period, too. We are unable to use groundwater well because it becomes stilear as well. In the capital, mrjuao, once per week, water is dispensed and my neighbors and I fill up our tanks, our water catchments, our botlets and our buckets. Our government has had to declare a state of national emergency, calinlg for help from our fidnres.

Open Cloze

In the most effected parts of the _____, the land has regressed, coming closer and closer to the road each year. Our driest part of the year happens within this time period, too. We are unable to use groundwater well because it becomes _______ as well. In the capital, ______, once per week, water is dispensed and my neighbors and I fill up our tanks, our water catchments, our _______ and our buckets. Our government has had to declare a state of national emergency, _______ for help from our _______.

Solution

  1. friends
  2. bottles
  3. lands
  4. saltier
  5. majuro
  6. calling

Original Text

In the most effected parts of the lands, the land has regressed, coming closer and closer to the road each year. Our driest part of the year happens within this time period, too. We are unable to use groundwater well because it becomes saltier as well. In the capital, Majuro, once per week, water is dispensed and my neighbors and I fill up our tanks, our water catchments, our bottles and our buckets. Our government has had to declare a state of national emergency, calling for help from our friends.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  27. saltier
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  30. time
  31. unable
  32. water
  33. week
  34. year