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From the Ted Talk by Bill Gates: Innovating to zero!

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I'm going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit siiupnsrrg, because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lvies. But energy and climate are extremely important to these people; in fact, more important than to anyone else on the planet. The climate getting worse manes that many yeras, their crops won't grow: there will be too much rain, not enough rain; things will change in ways their fairlge environment simply can't support. And that leads to starvation, it leads to utecnirtany, it leads to unrest. So, the climate changes will be terrible for them.

Open Cloze

I'm going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit __________, because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better _____. But energy and climate are extremely important to these people; in fact, more important than to anyone else on the planet. The climate getting worse _____ that many _____, their crops won't grow: there will be too much rain, not enough rain; things will change in ways their _______ environment simply can't support. And that leads to starvation, it leads to ___________, it leads to unrest. So, the climate changes will be terrible for them.

Solution

  1. uncertainty
  2. surprising
  3. means
  4. lives
  5. years
  6. fragile

Original Text

I'm going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit surprising, because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lives. But energy and climate are extremely important to these people; in fact, more important than to anyone else on the planet. The climate getting worse means that many years, their crops won't grow: there will be too much rain, not enough rain; things will change in ways their fragile environment simply can't support. And that leads to starvation, it leads to uncertainty, it leads to unrest. So, the climate changes will be terrible for them.

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