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From the Ted Talk by Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities

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We live in places like this as if they're the most natural things in the world, forgetting that because we're animals and that we need to eat, we're actually as dependent on the natural world as our acnniet ancrtesos were. And as more of us move into cities, more of that natural world is being transformed into einrotdaaxrry landscapes like the one behind me — it's soybean fields in Mato Grosso in Brazil — in oderr to feed us. These are extraordinary landscapes, but few of us ever get to see them.

Open Cloze

We live in places like this as if they're the most natural things in the world, forgetting that because we're animals and that we need to eat, we're actually as dependent on the natural world as our _______ _________ were. And as more of us move into cities, more of that natural world is being transformed into _____________ landscapes like the one behind me — it's soybean fields in Mato Grosso in Brazil — in _____ to feed us. These are extraordinary landscapes, but few of us ever get to see them.

Solution

  1. extraordinary
  2. order
  3. ancestors
  4. ancient

Original Text

We live in places like this as if they're the most natural things in the world, forgetting that because we're animals and that we need to eat, we're actually as dependent on the natural world as our ancient ancestors were. And as more of us move into cities, more of that natural world is being transformed into extraordinary landscapes like the one behind me — it's soybean fields in Mato Grosso in Brazil — in order to feed us. These are extraordinary landscapes, but few of us ever get to see them.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

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natural world 2
ancient ancestors 2
arable land 2
grain markets 2
ordering principle 2
powerful tool 2
grown locally 2

Important Words

  1. ancestors
  2. ancient
  3. animals
  4. brazil
  5. cities
  6. dependent
  7. eat
  8. extraordinary
  9. feed
  10. fields
  11. forgetting
  12. grosso
  13. landscapes
  14. live
  15. mato
  16. move
  17. natural
  18. order
  19. places
  20. soybean
  21. transformed
  22. world