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From the Ted Talk by Eric Sanderson: New York -- before the City

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, we built a model that eixnlaps where those fields might have been. And the old fields, the successional fields that go. And we might think of these as abandoned. But, in fact, they're grassland habitats for grassland bdris and plnats. And they have become snocucassiel shrub lands, and these then mix in to a map of all the elciocogal communities. And it turns out that Manhattan had 55 different ecosystem types. You can think of these as neighborhoods, as dstiictvine as TriBeCa and the Upper East Side and Inwood — that these are the forest and the wetlands and the marine communities, the beaches.

Open Cloze

So, we built a model that ________ where those fields might have been. And the old fields, the successional fields that go. And we might think of these as abandoned. But, in fact, they're grassland habitats for grassland _____ and ______. And they have become ____________ shrub lands, and these then mix in to a map of all the __________ communities. And it turns out that Manhattan had 55 different ecosystem types. You can think of these as neighborhoods, as ___________ as TriBeCa and the Upper East Side and Inwood — that these are the forest and the wetlands and the marine communities, the beaches.

Solution

  1. successional
  2. distinctive
  3. plants
  4. ecological
  5. birds
  6. explains

Original Text

So, we built a model that explains where those fields might have been. And the old fields, the successional fields that go. And we might think of these as abandoned. But, in fact, they're grassland habitats for grassland birds and plants. And they have become successional shrub lands, and these then mix in to a map of all the ecological communities. And it turns out that Manhattan had 55 different ecosystem types. You can think of these as neighborhoods, as distinctive as TriBeCa and the Upper East Side and Inwood — that these are the forest and the wetlands and the marine communities, the beaches.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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habitat relationships 2
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city hall park 2
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Important Words

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  2. beaches
  3. birds
  4. built
  5. communities
  6. distinctive
  7. east
  8. ecological
  9. ecosystem
  10. explains
  11. fact
  12. fields
  13. forest
  14. grassland
  15. habitats
  16. inwood
  17. lands
  18. manhattan
  19. map
  20. marine
  21. mix
  22. model
  23. neighborhoods
  24. plants
  25. shrub
  26. side
  27. successional
  28. tribeca
  29. turns
  30. types
  31. upper
  32. wetlands