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"From the Ted Talk by P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so when the rest of the team advanced they found little left. And that night the unit's comeadnmr did a sad duty, and he wrote a condolence lteter back to the United States, and he talked about how hard the loss had been on his unit, about the fact that they had lost their bravest sodeilr, a soldier who had saved their lives many a time. And he apologized for not being able to binrg them home. But then he talekd up the silver lining that he took away from the loss. "At least," as he wotre, "when a robot dies, you don't have to write a letter to its mother."

Open Cloze

And so when the rest of the team advanced they found little left. And that night the unit's _________ did a sad duty, and he wrote a condolence ______ back to the United States, and he talked about how hard the loss had been on his unit, about the fact that they had lost their bravest _______, a soldier who had saved their lives many a time. And he apologized for not being able to _____ them home. But then he ______ up the silver lining that he took away from the loss. "At least," as he _____, "when a robot dies, you don't have to write a letter to its mother."

Solution

  1. talked
  2. bring
  3. commander
  4. soldier
  5. letter
  6. wrote

Original Text

And so when the rest of the team advanced they found little left. And that night the unit's commander did a sad duty, and he wrote a condolence letter back to the United States, and he talked about how hard the loss had been on his unit, about the fact that they had lost their bravest soldier, a soldier who had saved their lives many a time. And he apologized for not being able to bring them home. But then he talked up the silver lining that he took away from the loss. "At least," as he wrote, "when a robot dies, you don't have to write a letter to its mother."

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Important Words

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  2. apologized
  3. bravest
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  5. commander
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  7. dies
  8. duty
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  18. mother
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  31. united
  32. write
  33. wrote