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From the Ted Talk by Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans

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The cogno is a paradox — a land of eridaxnatrroy biodiversity and beauty, but also the heart of darkness itself — the scene of a violent cnliocft that has raged for decades and claimed nearly as many lives as the First World War. Not surprisingly, this destruction also enndgaers bonobo survival. Bushmeat trades and forest loss means we couldn't fill a small stadium with all the bonobos that are left in the world — and we're not even sure of that to be hesont. Yet, in this land of violence and chaos, you can hear hedidn laughter swaying the trees.

Open Cloze

The _____ is a paradox — a land of _____________ biodiversity and beauty, but also the heart of darkness itself — the scene of a violent ________ that has raged for decades and claimed nearly as many lives as the First World War. Not surprisingly, this destruction also _________ bonobo survival. Bushmeat trades and forest loss means we couldn't fill a small stadium with all the bonobos that are left in the world — and we're not even sure of that to be ______. Yet, in this land of violence and chaos, you can hear ______ laughter swaying the trees.

Solution

  1. conflict
  2. honest
  3. endangers
  4. hidden
  5. congo
  6. extraordinary

Original Text

The Congo is a paradox — a land of extraordinary biodiversity and beauty, but also the heart of darkness itself — the scene of a violent conflict that has raged for decades and claimed nearly as many lives as the First World War. Not surprisingly, this destruction also endangers bonobo survival. Bushmeat trades and forest loss means we couldn't fill a small stadium with all the bonobos that are left in the world — and we're not even sure of that to be honest. Yet, in this land of violence and chaos, you can hear hidden laughter swaying the trees.

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Important Words

  1. beauty
  2. biodiversity
  3. bonobo
  4. bonobos
  5. bushmeat
  6. chaos
  7. claimed
  8. conflict
  9. congo
  10. darkness
  11. decades
  12. destruction
  13. endangers
  14. extraordinary
  15. fill
  16. forest
  17. hear
  18. heart
  19. hidden
  20. honest
  21. land
  22. laughter
  23. left
  24. lives
  25. loss
  26. means
  27. paradox
  28. raged
  29. scene
  30. small
  31. stadium
  32. surprisingly
  33. survival
  34. swaying
  35. trades
  36. trees
  37. violence
  38. violent
  39. war
  40. world