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"From the Ted Talk by David Gallo: Life in the deep oceans"

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I'll end up with saying one thing. There's a story in the sea, in the waters of the sea, in the siteenmds and the rocks of the sea foolr. It's an incredible sotry. What we see when we look back in time, in those sediments and rkcos, is a record of eatrh hrotsiy. Everything on this planet — everything — works by cycles and rhythms. The continents move apart. They come back together. Oceans come and go. muoantins come and go. Glaciers come and go. El Nino comes and goes. It's not a disaster, it's rhythmic. What we're learning now, it's almost like a symphony. It's just like music — it really is just like music. And what we're learning now is that you can't listen to a five-billion-year long symphony, get to today and say, "Stop! We want tomorrow's note to be the same as it was today." It's absurd. It's just absurd. So, what we've got to learn now is to find out where this planet's going at all these different scales and work with it. Learn to manage it. The concept of preservation is futile. Conservation's tougher, but we can probably get there. Thank you very much. Thank you. (alppuase)

Open Cloze

I'll end up with saying one thing. There's a story in the sea, in the waters of the sea, in the _________ and the rocks of the sea _____. It's an incredible _____. What we see when we look back in time, in those sediments and _____, is a record of _____ _______. Everything on this planet — everything — works by cycles and rhythms. The continents move apart. They come back together. Oceans come and go. _________ come and go. Glaciers come and go. El Nino comes and goes. It's not a disaster, it's rhythmic. What we're learning now, it's almost like a symphony. It's just like music — it really is just like music. And what we're learning now is that you can't listen to a five-billion-year long symphony, get to today and say, "Stop! We want tomorrow's note to be the same as it was today." It's absurd. It's just absurd. So, what we've got to learn now is to find out where this planet's going at all these different scales and work with it. Learn to manage it. The concept of preservation is futile. Conservation's tougher, but we can probably get there. Thank you very much. Thank you. (________)

Solution

  1. history
  2. earth
  3. mountains
  4. sediments
  5. story
  6. rocks
  7. applause
  8. floor

Original Text

I'll end up with saying one thing. There's a story in the sea, in the waters of the sea, in the sediments and the rocks of the sea floor. It's an incredible story. What we see when we look back in time, in those sediments and rocks, is a record of Earth history. Everything on this planet — everything — works by cycles and rhythms. The continents move apart. They come back together. Oceans come and go. Mountains come and go. Glaciers come and go. El Nino comes and goes. It's not a disaster, it's rhythmic. What we're learning now, it's almost like a symphony. It's just like music — it really is just like music. And what we're learning now is that you can't listen to a five-billion-year long symphony, get to today and say, "Stop! We want tomorrow's note to be the same as it was today." It's absurd. It's just absurd. So, what we've got to learn now is to find out where this planet's going at all these different scales and work with it. Learn to manage it. The concept of preservation is futile. Conservation's tougher, but we can probably get there. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause)

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mountain ranges 4
sea floor 4
bill lange 3
water coming 3

Important Words

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  3. concept
  4. continents
  5. cycles
  6. disaster
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  31. rocks
  32. scales
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  34. sediments
  35. story
  36. symphony
  37. time
  38. today
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  41. work
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