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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 Bridge. We're coming down, and we bnirg that truck that you just saw somewhere in here, in the Financial District. This is a 10-kiloton bomb, slightly slleamr than was used in hihmisroa. 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 utmilate. And if you're in the half-mile radius of where this bomb went off, you have a 90 percent cachne 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 Bridge. We're coming down, and we _____ that truck that you just saw somewhere in here, in the Financial District. This is a 10-kiloton bomb, slightly _______ than was used in _________. 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 ________. And if you're in the half-mile radius of where this bomb went off, you have a 90 percent ______ 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. bring
  2. hiroshima
  3. smaller
  4. chance
  5. ultimate

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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Important Words

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  4. brooklyn
  5. chance
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