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From the Ted Talk by Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug: Love, sorrow and the emotions that power climate action

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, picture that the place you love, that sacred place where you can feel more at ease and sometimes maybe find pceae is in some way broken or even worse — gone. What if this place — for example, your favorite bay to swim in — which has always been there for you now is polluted, full of oil, dead birds everywhere. Or the stadey mountain, now hijacked by big mnaciehs and greedy industry. Well, it is not about imagination anymore. The doisctrteun of nature and wildlife is real. It's been real for a good while. And our homes that we srhae with other life forms are getting desyroted in the name of progress.

Open Cloze

Now, picture that the place you love, that sacred place where you can feel more at ease and sometimes maybe find _____ is in some way broken or even worse — gone. What if this place — for example, your favorite bay to swim in — which has always been there for you now is polluted, full of oil, dead birds everywhere. Or the ______ mountain, now hijacked by big ________ and greedy industry. Well, it is not about imagination anymore. The ___________ of nature and wildlife is real. It's been real for a good while. And our homes that we _____ with other life forms are getting _________ in the name of progress.

Solution

  1. steady
  2. destroyed
  3. destruction
  4. share
  5. machines
  6. peace

Original Text

Now, picture that the place you love, that sacred place where you can feel more at ease and sometimes maybe find peace is in some way broken or even worse — gone. What if this place — for example, your favorite bay to swim in — which has always been there for you now is polluted, full of oil, dead birds everywhere. Or the steady mountain, now hijacked by big machines and greedy industry. Well, it is not about imagination anymore. The destruction of nature and wildlife is real. It's been real for a good while. And our homes that we share with other life forms are getting destroyed in the name of progress.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
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west coast 2
feel connected 2
arne johan 2
bird island 2
climate change 2
complicated form 2

Important Words

  1. anymore
  2. bay
  3. big
  4. birds
  5. broken
  6. dead
  7. destroyed
  8. destruction
  9. ease
  10. favorite
  11. feel
  12. find
  13. forms
  14. full
  15. good
  16. greedy
  17. hijacked
  18. homes
  19. imagination
  20. industry
  21. life
  22. love
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  24. mountain
  25. nature
  26. oil
  27. peace
  28. picture
  29. place
  30. polluted
  31. progress
  32. real
  33. sacred
  34. share
  35. steady
  36. swim
  37. wildlife
  38. worse