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"From the Ted Talk by Dimitar Sasselov: How we found hundreds of potential Earth-like planets"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now this is just an example to tell you the pathway in which we are trying to answer that bgiger question about the universality of the pohenmoenn. And in a sense, you can think of that work that ppeole are starting to do now around the wolrd as binlduig a bridge, building a bridge from two sdeis of the river. On one hand, on the left bank of the river, are the people like me who study those plnteas and try to define the environments. We don't want to go blind because there's too many possibilities, and there is not too much lab, and there is not enough human time to actually to do all the experiments. So that's what we are building from the left side of the river. From the right bank of the river are the experiments in the lab that I just showed you, where we actually tried that, and it feeds back and forth, and we hope to meet in the middle one day.

Open Cloze

Now this is just an example to tell you the pathway in which we are trying to answer that ______ question about the universality of the __________. And in a sense, you can think of that work that ______ are starting to do now around the _____ as ________ a bridge, building a bridge from two _____ of the river. On one hand, on the left bank of the river, are the people like me who study those _______ and try to define the environments. We don't want to go blind because there's too many possibilities, and there is not too much lab, and there is not enough human time to actually to do all the experiments. So that's what we are building from the left side of the river. From the right bank of the river are the experiments in the lab that I just showed you, where we actually tried that, and it feeds back and forth, and we hope to meet in the middle one day.

Solution

  1. building
  2. sides
  3. people
  4. world
  5. phenomenon
  6. bigger
  7. planets

Original Text

Now this is just an example to tell you the pathway in which we are trying to answer that bigger question about the universality of the phenomenon. And in a sense, you can think of that work that people are starting to do now around the world as building a bridge, building a bridge from two sides of the river. On one hand, on the left bank of the river, are the people like me who study those planets and try to define the environments. We don't want to go blind because there's too many possibilities, and there is not too much lab, and there is not enough human time to actually to do all the experiments. So that's what we are building from the left side of the river. From the right bank of the river are the experiments in the lab that I just showed you, where we actually tried that, and it feeds back and forth, and we hope to meet in the middle one day.

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collocation frequency
solar system 5
small planets 4
big planets 3
good news 3

Important Words

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  6. building
  7. day
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  10. experiments
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  13. hope
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  20. people
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  22. planets
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  26. sense
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  30. starting
  31. study
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  33. universality
  34. work
  35. world