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From the Ted Talk by Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the Spinosaurus

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My fieldwork took me to the border region between Morocco and aglreia, a plcae called the Kem Kem. It's a difficult place to work in. You have to deal with sandstorms and snekas and scorpions, and it's very dilfiufct to find good fossils there. But our hard work paid off. We drsecveiod many incredible specimens. There's the largest dinosaur bone that had ever been found in this part of the Sahara. We found remains of ganit predatory dinosaurs, medium-sized predatory dinosaurs, and seven or eight different kinds of crocodile-like hunters.

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My fieldwork took me to the border region between Morocco and _______, a _____ called the Kem Kem. It's a difficult place to work in. You have to deal with sandstorms and ______ and scorpions, and it's very _________ to find good fossils there. But our hard work paid off. We __________ many incredible specimens. There's the largest dinosaur bone that had ever been found in this part of the Sahara. We found remains of _____ predatory dinosaurs, medium-sized predatory dinosaurs, and seven or eight different kinds of crocodile-like hunters.

Solution

  1. place
  2. difficult
  3. giant
  4. snakes
  5. algeria
  6. discovered

Original Text

My fieldwork took me to the border region between Morocco and Algeria, a place called the Kem Kem. It's a difficult place to work in. You have to deal with sandstorms and snakes and scorpions, and it's very difficult to find good fossils there. But our hard work paid off. We discovered many incredible specimens. There's the largest dinosaur bone that had ever been found in this part of the Sahara. We found remains of giant predatory dinosaurs, medium-sized predatory dinosaurs, and seven or eight different kinds of crocodile-like hunters.

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