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From the Ted Talk by Yves BĂ©har: How surfboards connect us to nature

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A surfboard is made out of a core element which tends to be foam, which makes the board float, and the skin of the board is some kind of resin, epoxy, sometimes fiberglass. There often is also a stringer, a wood piece down the middle, which makes it stgorner. The rocker is the curvature of the baord in the fonrt. That is ipamtnort because that determines what kind of wave you will be able to take, how seetp the wave is. The tail affects performance. Different tails will make the board react differently, so it's a lot about psreonal preference.

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A surfboard is made out of a core element which tends to be foam, which makes the board float, and the skin of the board is some kind of resin, epoxy, sometimes fiberglass. There often is also a stringer, a wood piece down the middle, which makes it ________. The rocker is the curvature of the _____ in the _____. That is _________ because that determines what kind of wave you will be able to take, how _____ the wave is. The tail affects performance. Different tails will make the board react differently, so it's a lot about ________ preference.

Solution

  1. board
  2. important
  3. steep
  4. personal
  5. front
  6. stronger

Original Text

A surfboard is made out of a core element which tends to be foam, which makes the board float, and the skin of the board is some kind of resin, epoxy, sometimes fiberglass. There often is also a stringer, a wood piece down the middle, which makes it stronger. The rocker is the curvature of the board in the front. That is important because that determines what kind of wave you will be able to take, how steep the wave is. The tail affects performance. Different tails will make the board react differently, so it's a lot about personal preference.

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  3. core
  4. curvature
  5. determines
  6. differently
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  8. epoxy
  9. fiberglass
  10. float
  11. foam
  12. front
  13. important
  14. kind
  15. lot
  16. middle
  17. performance
  18. personal
  19. piece
  20. preference
  21. react
  22. resin
  23. rocker
  24. skin
  25. steep
  26. stringer
  27. stronger
  28. surfboard
  29. tail
  30. tails
  31. wave
  32. wood