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From the Ted Talk by Nicola Sturgeon: How small countries can make a big impact on climate change

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Scotland is ponvrig that. About a mile from here, in the National muesum of Scotland, you will find on dspliay a steam engine designed by the garet engineer James Watt. A hundred miles from here, just off the coast of Aberdeen, is the world's biggest floating wind farm. And then just a bit further ntorh from there, in the Pentland frtih, we find the biggest wave power turbine being tested. These are all extraordinary feats of technology and engineering, but they also demonstrate how Scotland, a relatively small country, led the world into the Industrial Age and is now helping to power the wlord into the Net-Zero Age.

Open Cloze

Scotland is _______ that. About a mile from here, in the National ______ of Scotland, you will find on _______ a steam engine designed by the _____ engineer James Watt. A hundred miles from here, just off the coast of Aberdeen, is the world's biggest floating wind farm. And then just a bit further _____ from there, in the Pentland _____, we find the biggest wave power turbine being tested. These are all extraordinary feats of technology and engineering, but they also demonstrate how Scotland, a relatively small country, led the world into the Industrial Age and is now helping to power the _____ into the Net-Zero Age.

Solution

  1. firth
  2. north
  3. display
  4. proving
  5. great
  6. museum
  7. world

Original Text

Scotland is proving that. About a mile from here, in the National Museum of Scotland, you will find on display a steam engine designed by the great engineer James Watt. A hundred miles from here, just off the coast of Aberdeen, is the world's biggest floating wind farm. And then just a bit further north from there, in the Pentland Firth, we find the biggest wave power turbine being tested. These are all extraordinary feats of technology and engineering, but they also demonstrate how Scotland, a relatively small country, led the world into the Industrial Age and is now helping to power the world into the Net-Zero Age.

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