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

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It's hard to cmacuionmte this, and one way that I think is really interesting is to talk about sprot fish, because people like to go out and catch fish. It's one of those things. This picture here swhos the trophy fish, the biggest fish caught by people who pay a lot of money to get on a boat, go to a palce off of Key West in Florida, drink a lot of beer, throw a lot of hooks and lines into the water, come back with the begsgit and the best fish, and the champion trophy fish are put on this board, where people take a picture, and this guy is obviously really excited about that fish. Well, that's what it's like now, but this is what it was like in the 1950s from the same boat in the same place on the same barod on the same dock. The trphoy fish were so big that you couldn't put any of those slaml fish up on it. And the average size trophy fish weighed 250 to 300 pounds, goliath grouper, and if you wanted to go out and kill something, you could ptrety much count on being able to ctcah one of those fish. And they tasted really good. And people paid less in 1950 dollars to catch that than what people pay now to catch those little, tiny fish. And that's everywhere.

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It's hard to ___________ this, and one way that I think is really interesting is to talk about _____ fish, because people like to go out and catch fish. It's one of those things. This picture here _____ the trophy fish, the biggest fish caught by people who pay a lot of money to get on a boat, go to a _____ off of Key West in Florida, drink a lot of beer, throw a lot of hooks and lines into the water, come back with the _______ and the best fish, and the champion trophy fish are put on this board, where people take a picture, and this guy is obviously really excited about that fish. Well, that's what it's like now, but this is what it was like in the 1950s from the same boat in the same place on the same _____ on the same dock. The ______ fish were so big that you couldn't put any of those _____ fish up on it. And the average size trophy fish weighed 250 to 300 pounds, goliath grouper, and if you wanted to go out and kill something, you could ______ much count on being able to _____ one of those fish. And they tasted really good. And people paid less in 1950 dollars to catch that than what people pay now to catch those little, tiny fish. And that's everywhere.

Solution

  1. pretty
  2. catch
  3. biggest
  4. place
  5. shows
  6. small
  7. trophy
  8. communicate
  9. sport
  10. board

Original Text

It's hard to communicate this, and one way that I think is really interesting is to talk about sport fish, because people like to go out and catch fish. It's one of those things. This picture here shows the trophy fish, the biggest fish caught by people who pay a lot of money to get on a boat, go to a place off of Key West in Florida, drink a lot of beer, throw a lot of hooks and lines into the water, come back with the biggest and the best fish, and the champion trophy fish are put on this board, where people take a picture, and this guy is obviously really excited about that fish. Well, that's what it's like now, but this is what it was like in the 1950s from the same boat in the same place on the same board on the same dock. The trophy fish were so big that you couldn't put any of those small fish up on it. And the average size trophy fish weighed 250 to 300 pounds, goliath grouper, and if you wanted to go out and kill something, you could pretty much count on being able to catch one of those fish. And they tasted really good. And people paid less in 1950 dollars to catch that than what people pay now to catch those little, tiny fish. And that's everywhere.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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coral reefs 6
climate change 6
trophy fish 3
coral reef 2
biological pollution 2
northwestern mediterranean 2
entire northwestern 2
jellyfish fishery 2
northwest passage 2
north america 2
vastly greater 2

Important Words

  1. average
  2. beer
  3. big
  4. biggest
  5. board
  6. boat
  7. catch
  8. caught
  9. champion
  10. communicate
  11. count
  12. dock
  13. dollars
  14. drink
  15. excited
  16. fish
  17. florida
  18. goliath
  19. good
  20. grouper
  21. guy
  22. hard
  23. hooks
  24. interesting
  25. key
  26. kill
  27. lines
  28. lot
  29. money
  30. paid
  31. pay
  32. people
  33. picture
  34. place
  35. pounds
  36. pretty
  37. put
  38. shows
  39. size
  40. small
  41. sport
  42. talk
  43. tasted
  44. throw
  45. tiny
  46. trophy
  47. wanted
  48. water
  49. weighed
  50. west