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"From the Ted Talk by Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean"

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And then this is amazing. It was when I was on hoadily last early autumn in France. This is from the coast of Brittany, which is being enveloped in this green, algal simle. The rosaen that it attracted so much attention, besides the fact that it's dtssngiuig, is that sea birds flying over it are asphyxiated by the smell and die, and a feramr died of it, and you can imagine the scandal that happened. And so there's this war between the farmers and the fishermen about it all, and the net result is that the beaches of bttanriy have to be bulldozed of this stuff on a regular basis.

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And then this is amazing. It was when I was on _______ last early autumn in France. This is from the coast of Brittany, which is being enveloped in this green, algal _____. The ______ that it attracted so much attention, besides the fact that it's __________, is that sea birds flying over it are asphyxiated by the smell and die, and a ______ died of it, and you can imagine the scandal that happened. And so there's this war between the farmers and the fishermen about it all, and the net result is that the beaches of ________ have to be bulldozed of this stuff on a regular basis.

Solution

  1. farmer
  2. reason
  3. brittany
  4. disgusting
  5. holiday
  6. slime

Original Text

And then this is amazing. It was when I was on holiday last early autumn in France. This is from the coast of Brittany, which is being enveloped in this green, algal slime. The reason that it attracted so much attention, besides the fact that it's disgusting, is that sea birds flying over it are asphyxiated by the smell and die, and a farmer died of it, and you can imagine the scandal that happened. And so there's this war between the farmers and the fishermen about it all, and the net result is that the beaches of Brittany have to be bulldozed of this stuff on a regular basis.

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collocation frequency
climate change 7
coral reefs 6
trophy fish 4
biological pollution 3
north america 3

Important Words

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