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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

The global conveyor belt is the longest current in the world, snaking all around the globe. But it only mveos a few centimeters per second. It could take a drop of water a thousand years to make the full trip. However, rising sea temperatures are cinuasg the conveyor belt to seemingly slow down. Models show this causing hvaoc with waehetr systems on both sieds of the Atlantic, and no one knows what would happen if it continues to slow or if it stopped altogether. The only way we’ll be able to forecast correctly and perpare accordingly will be to continue to sudty currents and the powerful forces that shape them.

## Open Cloze

The global conveyor belt is the longest current in the world, snaking all around the globe. But it only _____ a few centimeters per second. It could take a drop of water a thousand years to make the full trip. However, rising sea temperatures are _______ the conveyor belt to seemingly slow down. Models show this causing _____ with _______ systems on both _____ of the Atlantic, and no one knows what would happen if it continues to slow or if it stopped altogether. The only way we’ll be able to forecast correctly and _______ accordingly will be to continue to _____ currents and the powerful forces that shape them.

1. moves
2. havoc
3. sides
4. prepare
5. study
6. weather
7. causing

## Original Text

The global conveyor belt is the longest current in the world, snaking all around the globe. But it only moves a few centimeters per second. It could take a drop of water a thousand years to make the full trip. However, rising sea temperatures are causing the conveyor belt to seemingly slow down. Models show this causing havoc with weather systems on both sides of the Atlantic, and no one knows what would happen if it continues to slow or if it stopped altogether. The only way we’ll be able to forecast correctly and prepare accordingly will be to continue to study currents and the powerful forces that shape them.

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