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From the Ted Talk by Andri Snær Magnason: On time and water

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My grandparents, they were glacier explorers at times, when the glaciers seemed eternal. They went on a glacial honeymoon in the year 1956. For three weeks, they were mapping and trianvleg vakaluötnjl, Europe's bgiegst glacier, sleeping in tntes in extreme trepuamretes. And I asked them once, "Weren't you cold?" And they said, "Cold? We were just married." My grandmother just trnued 96, and now we know that many glaciers will be gone within the time someone born today becomes as old as my grnohmdeatr is now. We need to start connecting to the future in an intimate and urgent way. My grandmother, she was born in the year 1924. And if I have gcerndaldrihn, the people I will love the most in my life will still be alive in the year 2150. Because our time is the time of the people that we know and love, the time that created us, and our time is also the time of the people that we will know and love, the time that we create. We can easliy span 230 years — the handshake of generations.

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My grandparents, they were glacier explorers at times, when the glaciers seemed eternal. They went on a glacial honeymoon in the year 1956. For three weeks, they were mapping and _________ ___________, Europe's _______ glacier, sleeping in _____ in extreme ____________. And I asked them once, "Weren't you cold?" And they said, "Cold? We were just married." My grandmother just ______ 96, and now we know that many glaciers will be gone within the time someone born today becomes as old as my ___________ is now. We need to start connecting to the future in an intimate and urgent way. My grandmother, she was born in the year 1924. And if I have _____________, the people I will love the most in my life will still be alive in the year 2150. Because our time is the time of the people that we know and love, the time that created us, and our time is also the time of the people that we will know and love, the time that we create. We can ______ span 230 years — the handshake of generations.

Solution

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  2. tents
  3. biggest
  4. temperatures
  5. vatnajökull
  6. grandchildren
  7. turned
  8. easily
  9. traveling

Original Text

My grandparents, they were glacier explorers at times, when the glaciers seemed eternal. They went on a glacial honeymoon in the year 1956. For three weeks, they were mapping and traveling Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier, sleeping in tents in extreme temperatures. And I asked them once, "Weren't you cold?" And they said, "Cold? We were just married." My grandmother just turned 96, and now we know that many glaciers will be gone within the time someone born today becomes as old as my grandmother is now. We need to start connecting to the future in an intimate and urgent way. My grandmother, she was born in the year 1924. And if I have grandchildren, the people I will love the most in my life will still be alive in the year 2150. Because our time is the time of the people that we know and love, the time that created us, and our time is also the time of the people that we will know and love, the time that we create. We can easily span 230 years — the handshake of generations.

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