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"From the Ted Talk by Irwin Redlener: How to survive a nuclear attack"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Here we go. OK. I'm back in my truck, and we drove over the Brooklyn bdrgie. We're coming down, and we bring that truck that you just saw somewhere in here, in the Financial District. This is a 10-kiloton bomb, stllgihy smaller than was used in hmiorihsa. And I want to just conclude this by just giving you some iofomniartn. I think — "news you could use" kind of concept here. So, first of all, this would be horrific beyond anything we can possibly imagine. This is the ultimate. And if you're in the half-mile rdaius of where this bomb went off, you have a 90 percent chance of not making it. If you're right where the bomb went off, you will be vaporized. And that's — I'm just telling you, this is not good.

Open Cloze

Here we go. OK. I'm back in my truck, and we drove over the Brooklyn ______. We're coming down, and we bring that truck that you just saw somewhere in here, in the Financial District. This is a 10-kiloton bomb, ________ smaller than was used in _________. And I want to just conclude this by just giving you some ___________. I think — "news you could use" kind of concept here. So, first of all, this would be horrific beyond anything we can possibly imagine. This is the ultimate. And if you're in the half-mile ______ of where this bomb went off, you have a 90 percent chance of not making it. If you're right where the bomb went off, you will be vaporized. And that's — I'm just telling you, this is not good.

Solution

  1. radius
  2. bridge
  3. information
  4. slightly
  5. hiroshima

Original Text

Here we go. OK. I'm back in my truck, and we drove over the Brooklyn Bridge. We're coming down, and we bring that truck that you just saw somewhere in here, in the Financial District. This is a 10-kiloton bomb, slightly smaller than was used in Hiroshima. And I want to just conclude this by just giving you some information. I think — "news you could use" kind of concept here. So, first of all, this would be horrific beyond anything we can possibly imagine. This is the ultimate. And if you're in the half-mile radius of where this bomb went off, you have a 90 percent chance of not making it. If you're right where the bomb went off, you will be vaporized. And that's — I'm just telling you, this is not good.

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united states 9
nuclear weapons 9
nuclear war 8
nuclear weapon 8
soviet union 7
nuclear attack 4
bomb shelter 4
civil defense 4
highly enriched 4
enriched uranium 4
nuclear power 3
nuclear warheads 3
nuclear detonation 3
percent chance 3

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collocation frequency
highly enriched uranium 4

Important Words

  1. bomb
  2. bridge
  3. bring
  4. brooklyn
  5. chance
  6. coming
  7. concept
  8. conclude
  9. district
  10. drove
  11. financial
  12. giving
  13. good
  14. hiroshima
  15. horrific
  16. imagine
  17. information
  18. kind
  19. making
  20. percent
  21. possibly
  22. radius
  23. slightly
  24. smaller
  25. telling
  26. truck
  27. ultimate
  28. vaporized