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"From the Ted Talk by Bertrand Piccard: My solar-powered adventure"

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And I was so proud to have found that jetstream that I cllead the weather man, and I told him, "Hey, guy, don't you think we're good pilots up there? We fly twice the speed you predicted." And he told me, "Don't do that. Go down ieietamldmy in oerdr to slow down." And I started to agrue. I said, "I'm not going to do that. We don't have enough gas to fly so slow." And he told me, "Yes, but with the low psserure you have on your left if you fly too fast, in a cploue of hours you will turn left and end up at the North Pole. (Laughter) And then he asked me — and this is something I will never forget in my life — he just asked me, "You're the good piolt up there. What do you really want? You want to go very fast in the wrong direction, or slowly in the good direction? (Laughter) (Applause)

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And I was so proud to have found that jetstream that I ______ the weather man, and I told him, "Hey, guy, don't you think we're good pilots up there? We fly twice the speed you predicted." And he told me, "Don't do that. Go down ___________ in _____ to slow down." And I started to _____. I said, "I'm not going to do that. We don't have enough gas to fly so slow." And he told me, "Yes, but with the low ________ you have on your left if you fly too fast, in a ______ of hours you will turn left and end up at the North Pole. (Laughter) And then he asked me — and this is something I will never forget in my life — he just asked me, "You're the good _____ up there. What do you really want? You want to go very fast in the wrong direction, or slowly in the good direction? (Laughter) (Applause)

Solution

  1. couple
  2. called
  3. pressure
  4. immediately
  5. argue
  6. order
  7. pilot

Original Text

And I was so proud to have found that jetstream that I called the weather man, and I told him, "Hey, guy, don't you think we're good pilots up there? We fly twice the speed you predicted." And he told me, "Don't do that. Go down immediately in order to slow down." And I started to argue. I said, "I'm not going to do that. We don't have enough gas to fly so slow." And he told me, "Yes, but with the low pressure you have on your left if you fly too fast, in a couple of hours you will turn left and end up at the North Pole. (Laughter) And then he asked me — and this is something I will never forget in my life — he just asked me, "You're the good pilot up there. What do you really want? You want to go very fast in the wrong direction, or slowly in the good direction? (Laughter) (Applause)

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Important Words

  1. applause
  2. argue
  3. asked
  4. called
  5. couple
  6. direction
  7. fast
  8. fly
  9. forget
  10. gas
  11. good
  12. guy
  13. hours
  14. immediately
  15. jetstream
  16. laughter
  17. left
  18. life
  19. man
  20. north
  21. order
  22. pilot
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  24. pole
  25. predicted
  26. pressure
  27. proud
  28. slow
  29. slowly
  30. speed
  31. started
  32. told
  33. turn
  34. weather
  35. wrong