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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, it actually gets better than this. You could, if you're really smart, you could shine a nonlethal laser on the bug before you zap it, and you could listen to the wing beat frequency and you could measure the size. And then you could decide: "Is this an icsnet I want to kill, or an insect I don't want to kill?" Moore's law made computing cheap; so cheap we can weigh the life of an individual insect and ddecie thumbs up or thumbs down. (Laughter) Now, it tnrus out we only kill the female mosquitoes. They're the only ones that are dangerous. Mosquitoes only drnik bolod to lay eggs. mqotsueios actually live ... their day-to-day nutrition comes from nectar, from flowers — in fact, in the lab, we feed ours rsniias — but the female needs the blood meal. So, this sounds really crazy, right? Would you like to see it?

## Open Cloze

Now, it actually gets better than this. You could, if you're really smart, you could shine a nonlethal laser on the bug before you zap it, and you could listen to the wing beat frequency and you could measure the size. And then you could decide: "Is this an ______ I want to kill, or an insect I don't want to kill?" Moore's law made computing cheap; so cheap we can weigh the life of an individual insect and ______ thumbs up or thumbs down. (Laughter) Now, it _____ out we only kill the female mosquitoes. They're the only ones that are dangerous. Mosquitoes only _____ _____ to lay eggs. __________ actually live ... their day-to-day nutrition comes from nectar, from flowers — in fact, in the lab, we feed ours _______ — but the female needs the blood meal. So, this sounds really crazy, right? Would you like to see it?

1. blood
2. turns
3. raisins
4. insect
5. mosquitoes
6. drink
7. decide

## Original Text

Now, it actually gets better than this. You could, if you're really smart, you could shine a nonlethal laser on the bug before you zap it, and you could listen to the wing beat frequency and you could measure the size. And then you could decide: "Is this an insect I want to kill, or an insect I don't want to kill?" Moore's law made computing cheap; so cheap we can weigh the life of an individual insect and decide thumbs up or thumbs down. (Laughter) Now, it turns out we only kill the female mosquitoes. They're the only ones that are dangerous. Mosquitoes only drink blood to lay eggs. Mosquitoes actually live ... their day-to-day nutrition comes from nectar, from flowers — in fact, in the lab, we feed ours raisins — but the female needs the blood meal. So, this sounds really crazy, right? Would you like to see it?

## Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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