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From the Ted Talk by Parag Khanna: How megacities are changing the map of the world

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth. Think of the planet like a hamun body that we inhabit. The skeleton is the transportation sseytm of roads and railways, bridges and telnnus, air and seaports that enable our motiilby across the continents. The vascular system that powers the body are the oil and gas peinpiles and electricity grids. that distribute energy. And the nervous system of communications is the Internet cables, sitlaetles, cellular networks and data centers that allow us to share information.

Open Cloze

I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth. Think of the planet like a _____ body that we inhabit. The skeleton is the transportation ______ of roads and railways, bridges and _______, air and seaports that enable our ________ across the continents. The vascular system that powers the body are the oil and gas _________ and electricity grids. that distribute energy. And the nervous system of communications is the Internet cables, __________, cellular networks and data centers that allow us to share information.

Solution

  1. tunnels
  2. pipelines
  3. human
  4. mobility
  5. system
  6. satellites

Original Text

I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth. Think of the planet like a human body that we inhabit. The skeleton is the transportation system of roads and railways, bridges and tunnels, air and seaports that enable our mobility across the continents. The vascular system that powers the body are the oil and gas pipelines and electricity grids. that distribute energy. And the nervous system of communications is the Internet cables, satellites, cellular networks and data centers that allow us to share information.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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network civilization 3
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electricity grids 2
landlocked countries 2
global connectivity 2
quantum leap 2
supply chains 2
coming decade 2
billion people 2
asian infrastructure 2
infrastructure investment 2
san diego 2
gdp approaching 2
sustainable urbanization 2
water canals 2
middle east 2
billion dollars 2

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collocation frequency
global network civilization 3
world war iii 3
asian infrastructure investment 2

Important Words

  1. air
  2. body
  3. bridges
  4. cables
  5. cellular
  6. centers
  7. communications
  8. continents
  9. data
  10. distribute
  11. earth
  12. electricity
  13. enable
  14. energy
  15. gas
  16. grids
  17. human
  18. information
  19. inhabit
  20. internet
  21. life
  22. mobility
  23. nervous
  24. networks
  25. oil
  26. organized
  27. pipelines
  28. planet
  29. powers
  30. railways
  31. reimagine
  32. roads
  33. satellites
  34. seaports
  35. share
  36. skeleton
  37. system
  38. transportation
  39. tunnels
  40. vascular