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From the Ted Talk by Michael Shellenberger: How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Well, what about iinda? Sometimes you have to go places to really get the right data, so we telvraed to India a few months ago. We met with all the top officials — solar, nuclear, the rest — and what they told us is, "We're actually having more serious problems than both Germany and California. We don't have backup; we don't have all the natural gas. And that's just the start of it. Say we want to get to 100 gitawgtas by 2022. But last year we did just five, and the year before that, we did five."

Open Cloze

Well, what about _____? Sometimes you have to go places to really get the right data, so we ________ to India a few months ago. We met with all the top officials — solar, nuclear, the rest — and what they told us is, "We're actually having more serious problems than both Germany and California. We don't have backup; we don't have all the natural gas. And that's just the start of it. Say we want to get to 100 _________ by 2022. But last year we did just five, and the year before that, we did five."

Solution

  1. india
  2. traveled
  3. gigawatts

Original Text

Well, what about India? Sometimes you have to go places to really get the right data, so we traveled to India a few months ago. We met with all the top officials — solar, nuclear, the rest — and what they told us is, "We're actually having more serious problems than both Germany and California. We don't have backup; we don't have all the natural gas. And that's just the start of it. Say we want to get to 100 gigawatts by 2022. But last year we did just five, and the year before that, we did five."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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global warming 2
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climate commitments 2
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climate crisis 2
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clean energy revolution 2
clean energy sources 2
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Important Words

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  3. gas
  4. germany
  5. gigawatts
  6. india
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  8. months
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  10. nuclear
  11. officials
  12. places
  13. problems
  14. rest
  15. solar
  16. start
  17. told
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  19. traveled
  20. year