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From the Ted Talk by Colette Pichon Battle: Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I wasn't alone at the front of the room. I was standing there with other members of sotuh Louisiana's conumtieims — black, Native, poor. We thought we were just bunod by temporary disaster rrecovey, but we found that we were now bound by the impossible task of ernniusg that our communities would not be erased by sea level rise due to climate change. fenidrs, neighbors, family, my community: I just assumed it would always be there. Land, trees, marsh, bayous: I just assumed that it would be there as it had been for thousands of years. I was wrong.

Open Cloze

I wasn't alone at the front of the room. I was standing there with other members of _____ Louisiana's ___________ — black, Native, poor. We thought we were just _____ by temporary disaster ________, but we found that we were now bound by the impossible task of ________ that our communities would not be erased by sea level rise due to climate change. _______, neighbors, family, my community: I just assumed it would always be there. Land, trees, marsh, bayous: I just assumed that it would be there as it had been for thousands of years. I was wrong.

Solution

  1. communities
  2. south
  3. recovery
  4. friends
  5. bound
  6. ensuring

Original Text

I wasn't alone at the front of the room. I was standing there with other members of south Louisiana's communities — black, Native, poor. We thought we were just bound by temporary disaster recovery, but we found that we were now bound by the impossible task of ensuring that our communities would not be erased by sea level rise due to climate change. Friends, neighbors, family, my community: I just assumed it would always be there. Land, trees, marsh, bayous: I just assumed that it would be there as it had been for thousands of years. I was wrong.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
south louisiana 5
climate change 4
land loss 3
climate crisis 3
climate gentrification 3
economic systems 3
hurricane katrina 2
flood maps 2
graphic showed 2
sea level 2
level rise 2
climate disaster 2
crossing borders 2
economic system 2
social systems 2
return home 2
climate migration 2
problem climate 2
advance human 2
collective resilience 2
human rights 2
work starts 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
sea level rise 2
problem climate change 2

Important Words

  1. assumed
  2. black
  3. bound
  4. change
  5. climate
  6. communities
  7. disaster
  8. due
  9. ensuring
  10. erased
  11. family
  12. friends
  13. front
  14. impossible
  15. land
  16. level
  17. marsh
  18. members
  19. native
  20. neighbors
  21. poor
  22. recovery
  23. rise
  24. room
  25. sea
  26. south
  27. standing
  28. task
  29. temporary
  30. thought
  31. thousands
  32. trees
  33. wrong
  34. years