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"From the Ted Talk by Alan Eustace: I leapt from the stratosphere. Here's how I did it"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

If you start on the pnealt and you go up and up and up, it gets colder and colder and colder, until you reach the biinnegng of the stratosphere, and then an amazing thing happens. It gets celdor at a much slower rate, and then it starts wnrmaig up, and then it gets warmer and warmer until the point where you can almost survive without any protection, about zero dereges, and then you end up getting colder and colder, and that's the top of the stratosphere. It is one of the least accessible places on our planet. Most often, when it's visited, it's by astronauts who are blazing up at it at probably several times the speed of sound, and they get a few seconds on the way up, and then they get this blazing ball of fire coming back in, on the way back in.

Open Cloze

If you start on the ______ and you go up and up and up, it gets colder and colder and colder, until you reach the _________ of the stratosphere, and then an amazing thing happens. It gets ______ at a much slower rate, and then it starts _______ up, and then it gets warmer and warmer until the point where you can almost survive without any protection, about zero _______, and then you end up getting colder and colder, and that's the top of the stratosphere. It is one of the least accessible places on our planet. Most often, when it's visited, it's by astronauts who are blazing up at it at probably several times the speed of sound, and they get a few seconds on the way up, and then they get this blazing ball of fire coming back in, on the way back in.

Solution

  1. planet
  2. colder
  3. beginning
  4. warming
  5. degrees

Original Text

If you start on the planet and you go up and up and up, it gets colder and colder and colder, until you reach the beginning of the stratosphere, and then an amazing thing happens. It gets colder at a much slower rate, and then it starts warming up, and then it gets warmer and warmer until the point where you can almost survive without any protection, about zero degrees, and then you end up getting colder and colder, and that's the top of the stratosphere. It is one of the least accessible places on our planet. Most often, when it's visited, it's by astronauts who are blazing up at it at probably several times the speed of sound, and they get a few seconds on the way up, and then they get this blazing ball of fire coming back in, on the way back in.

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collocation frequency
drogue parachute 4

Important Words

  1. accessible
  2. amazing
  3. astronauts
  4. ball
  5. beginning
  6. blazing
  7. colder
  8. coming
  9. degrees
  10. fire
  11. places
  12. planet
  13. point
  14. protection
  15. rate
  16. reach
  17. seconds
  18. slower
  19. sound
  20. speed
  21. start
  22. starts
  23. stratosphere
  24. survive
  25. times
  26. top
  27. visited
  28. warmer
  29. warming