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

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Over the next few days to a week, there will be a radiation cloud, again, going with the wind, and settling down for another 15 or 20 miles out — in this case, over Long ialnsd. And if you're in the direct fallout zone here, you really have to either be sheltered or you have to get out of there, and that's celar. But if you are sheltered, you can actually srvivue. The difference between knowing information of what you're going to do personally, and not knowing information, can save your life, and it could mean the dfcnreifee between 150,000 to 200,000 fatalities from something like this and half a million to 700,000 fatalities.

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Over the next few days to a week, there will be a radiation cloud, again, going with the wind, and settling down for another 15 or 20 miles out — in this case, over Long ______. And if you're in the direct fallout zone here, you really have to either be sheltered or you have to get out of there, and that's _____. But if you are sheltered, you can actually _______. The difference between knowing information of what you're going to do personally, and not knowing information, can save your life, and it could mean the __________ between 150,000 to 200,000 fatalities from something like this and half a million to 700,000 fatalities.

Solution

  1. island
  2. clear
  3. survive
  4. difference

Original Text

Over the next few days to a week, there will be a radiation cloud, again, going with the wind, and settling down for another 15 or 20 miles out — in this case, over Long Island. And if you're in the direct fallout zone here, you really have to either be sheltered or you have to get out of there, and that's clear. But if you are sheltered, you can actually survive. The difference between knowing information of what you're going to do personally, and not knowing information, can save your life, and it could mean the difference between 150,000 to 200,000 fatalities from something like this and half a million to 700,000 fatalities.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. case
  2. clear
  3. cloud
  4. days
  5. difference
  6. direct
  7. fallout
  8. fatalities
  9. information
  10. island
  11. knowing
  12. life
  13. long
  14. miles
  15. million
  16. personally
  17. radiation
  18. save
  19. settling
  20. sheltered
  21. survive
  22. week
  23. wind
  24. zone