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From the Ted Talk by Olafur Eliasson: Playing with space and light

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I've walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stnad still, the landscape doesn't necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn't really tell you what you're looking at. The moment you start to move, the matunoin starts to move. The big mountains far away, they move less. The small mountains in the foreground, they move more. And if you stop again, you wonder, "Is that a one-hour veally? Or is that a three-hour hike, or is that a whole day I'm looking at?"

Open Cloze

I've walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you _____ still, the landscape doesn't necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn't really tell you what you're looking at. The moment you start to move, the ________ starts to move. The big mountains far away, they move less. The small mountains in the foreground, they move more. And if you stop again, you wonder, "Is that a one-hour ______? Or is that a three-hour hike, or is that a whole day I'm looking at?"

Solution

  1. valley
  2. stand
  3. mountain

Original Text

I've walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn't necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn't really tell you what you're looking at. The moment you start to move, the mountain starts to move. The big mountains far away, they move less. The small mountains in the foreground, they move more. And if you stop again, you wonder, "Is that a one-hour valley? Or is that a three-hour hike, or is that a whole day I'm looking at?"

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

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falling water 3
space tangible 2
green dye 2

Important Words

  1. big
  2. day
  3. foreground
  4. hike
  5. iceland
  6. landscape
  7. lot
  8. moment
  9. mountain
  10. mountains
  11. move
  12. necessarily
  13. small
  14. stand
  15. start
  16. starts
  17. stop
  18. valley
  19. view
  20. walked