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From the Ted Talk by Philippe Starck: Design and destiny

Unscramble the Blue Letters

After, we become a fish; after, we become a frog; after, we become a monkey; after, we become what we are today: a super-monkey, and the fun is, the super-monkey we are today, is at half of the srtoy. Can you imagine? From that stupid bacteria to us, with a microphone, with a computer, with an iPod: four billion years. And we know, and especially Carolyn knows, that when the sun will implode, the earth will burn, explode, I don't know what, and this is scheduled for four, four billion years? Yes, she said, something like that. OK, that means we are at half of the story. Fantastic! It's a beauty! Can you iimange? It's very sbylmioc. Because the bacteria we was had no idea of what we are today. And taody, we have no idea of what we shall be in four boililn years. And this territory is fantastic.

Open Cloze

After, we become a fish; after, we become a frog; after, we become a monkey; after, we become what we are today: a super-monkey, and the fun is, the super-monkey we are today, is at half of the _____. Can you imagine? From that stupid bacteria to us, with a microphone, with a computer, with an iPod: four billion years. And we know, and especially Carolyn knows, that when the sun will implode, the earth will burn, explode, I don't know what, and this is scheduled for four, four billion years? Yes, she said, something like that. OK, that means we are at half of the story. Fantastic! It's a beauty! Can you _______? It's very ________. Because the bacteria we was had no idea of what we are today. And _____, we have no idea of what we shall be in four _______ years. And this territory is fantastic.

Solution

  1. imagine
  2. symbolic
  3. today
  4. story
  5. billion

Original Text

After, we become a fish; after, we become a frog; after, we become a monkey; after, we become what we are today: a super-monkey, and the fun is, the super-monkey we are today, is at half of the story. Can you imagine? From that stupid bacteria to us, with a microphone, with a computer, with an iPod: four billion years. And we know, and especially Carolyn knows, that when the sun will implode, the earth will burn, explode, I don't know what, and this is scheduled for four, four billion years? Yes, she said, something like that. OK, that means we are at half of the story. Fantastic! It's a beauty! Can you imagine? It's very symbolic. Because the bacteria we was had no idea of what we are today. And today, we have no idea of what we shall be in four billion years. And this territory is fantastic.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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billion years 4
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Important Words

  1. bacteria
  2. billion
  3. burn
  4. carolyn
  5. computer
  6. earth
  7. explode
  8. fantastic
  9. fun
  10. idea
  11. imagine
  12. implode
  13. means
  14. microphone
  15. scheduled
  16. story
  17. stupid
  18. sun
  19. symbolic
  20. territory
  21. today
  22. years