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"From the Ted Talk by Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon -- unless we work together"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

AT: Well, I've been telling this story every year. I think I vsiit a number of — I've been traveling the world to try and get plpoee to understand. We have a plan, we think we have a plan. And on one occasion, I think I spoke in Geneva and there was a gentleman who was interviewing me on something like this, and I said, "We are looking at floating islands," and he tuhhgot it was funny, but somebody said, "No, this is not fnnuy. These people are looking for suoitnlos." And so I have been looking at floating islands. The Japanese are interested in building floating islands.

Open Cloze

AT: Well, I've been telling this story every year. I think I _____ a number of — I've been traveling the world to try and get ______ to understand. We have a plan, we think we have a plan. And on one occasion, I think I spoke in Geneva and there was a gentleman who was interviewing me on something like this, and I said, "We are looking at floating islands," and he _______ it was funny, but somebody said, "No, this is not _____. These people are looking for _________." And so I have been looking at floating islands. The Japanese are interested in building floating islands.

Solution

  1. solutions
  2. visit
  3. people
  4. funny
  5. thought

Original Text

AT: Well, I've been telling this story every year. I think I visit a number of — I've been traveling the world to try and get people to understand. We have a plan, we think we have a plan. And on one occasion, I think I spoke in Geneva and there was a gentleman who was interviewing me on something like this, and I said, "We are looking at floating islands," and he thought it was funny, but somebody said, "No, this is not funny. These people are looking for solutions." And so I have been looking at floating islands. The Japanese are interested in building floating islands.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
climate change 8
sea level 6
floating islands 4
phoenix islands 4
rising sea 3
united nations 3
international community 3

Important Words

  1. building
  2. floating
  3. funny
  4. geneva
  5. gentleman
  6. interested
  7. interviewing
  8. islands
  9. japanese
  10. number
  11. occasion
  12. people
  13. plan
  14. solutions
  15. spoke
  16. story
  17. telling
  18. thought
  19. traveling
  20. understand
  21. visit
  22. world
  23. year